Choosing an Ozone Generator
We often hear from people who have bought an ozone generator. These units come with a few pages of explanation and little to no help from the manufacturer. Far too often, the "Good Deals" on ozone generators were too much hype and too little support. First of all, buying an ozone machine that is 10,000 mg/hr or less is often a waste of money. You need more power than that. To make up for the lack of power, the instructions suggest running the unit for 12, 24, 36, and 48 hours. Big mistake!
Are you aware that ozone is contraindicated in some instances? Chemical smells are a real mixed bag as oxidation may not neutralize the gaseous chemical, but morph them into something equally harmful. So, a professional knows to change the treatment based on the type of odor problem encountered.
By all means, be sure to clean the problem areas before using ozone. Ozone is not meant to overcome dirty and greasy areas. Remember, remediation is a comprehensive concept that is only as good as the quality of your work.
Particles in the air are not treated by ozone. Regardless of what some hypester may boast on the Internet, ozone is not going to solve particles in the air. Allergens, mold spores, and airborne debris must be filtered out. So, it is not unusual to run a HEPA filter system in the building in addition to ozone. We find that the things most people miss can compromise the effectiveness of the treatment.
Humidity is a concern when running an ozone generator. Humidity steals available oxygen from the room. So, keep the humidity to below 60-70% when possible. When choosing an ozone generator, we like the 32G (32,000 mg/hr) units from Professional Ozone. They are the right size for almost any normal treatment, and can be used in multiples to treat a larger facility.