The good news is that ozone has successfully kills all types of pathogens (virus and bacteria) including SARS, a nasty coronavirus of a few years ago. We now have a medical study that confirms that ozone past coronaviruses, leading to the unproven belief that ozone will also kill new version of the coronavirus. Viruses and bacteria cannot become immune to ozone.
Our office has received calls asking "What is ozone Doesn't Work?" Or, they say, "Ozone didn't work for me." What does this say about ozone? Is ozone a myth or exaggeration?
One of the constant questions about ozone generators is "How much ozone do I need?" Well, there is no one answer for this question. Frankly, the size of ozone generator depends on a lot of factors. Things like temperature and humid will affect ozone production. The cubic feet of the room or building is also a factor. Then there is the exfiltration and infiltration of air because no building is air-tight and the ventilation system distributes air through the building.
We often hear from people who have bought an ozone generator over the Internet. These units come with a few pages of explanation and little to no help from the manufacturer. Our team is committed to a more professional approach for ozone applications. So, it's a little strange to get calls from customers of other ozone generator companies that offer no real support besides an online support chat or forum.
Should you buy a 100,000 mg/hr ozone generator, or opt for four of our 32G ozone generators? Give this some thought before you buy an ozone generator. First of all, do you really want to haul around a large, bulky ozone generator; or is it better to move four 9 lb units?
Yes, ozone will kill mold, but there are steps to a proper mold remediation treatment. Upfront, do not expect that ozone is a simple mold kill treatment. It is important to deal with the whole problem and not miss steps.
First, solve the water issue. Find and stop the source of water. Mold cannot grow without a moisture supply. Even high humidity (over 70%) can contribute to mold. Then, dry out the area to assure that the water issue is solved.
Second, remove all heavily molded goods and clean all surfaces with a proper cleaner.
Over the years, many thought that ozone was the singular solution to every problem. Ozone is good, and it does many things, but should we go on this journey with only one tool in our utility belt? We see an expansion of the remediation market that opens many more profitable opportunities not seen before.
If you are considering an ozone generator to remove odors, get rid of smoke odors, freshen stale and moldy problems; here are some important features to investigate.
The proper use of an ozone generator depends in part on the amount of output of the unit. Some units emit only a small amount of ozone, so it is only a small factor in the overall air mixture in the room or home. These fall into the area of an air treatment/purification system.