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Home Sanitizing

EcoVive odor removal and sanitizing

In a time when bacteria and viruses are getting stronger, sanitation of indoor environments is becoming more important.

Traditional cleaning methods are a small step in the right direction in the fight against bacteria. Yes these chemicals, including chlorine, will eliminate germs after a period of time, but not only are these chemicals not as effective as ozone and BioZone, the use of chemicals over and over can have an adverse effect on our health. Traditional cleaning only affects about 30% of an indoor space. Effective sanitizing with household chemicals would require every square inch of surface be wiped. This would require a lot of time, money, and bring about major health concerns.

How does EcoVive Sanitizing differ from typical sanitizing? Our Ozone cleanse system eliminates labor-intensive hand wiping and rinsing typically required with other methods.  Our system can sanitize locations such as daycare centers, classrooms, offices, gyms, locker rooms, hotel rooms, kitchens, boats, Rv’s, and entire homes against a multitude of germs, allergens, odors and indoor contaminants in a fraction of the time required using other application systems. NO chemicals are introduced into your home or office during a home sanitizing with Ozone. Ozone reverts back to Oxygen after it has done its job.

Ozone is a broad base sanitizer. Ozone will disinfect 3000 times faster and is 50 times more powerful than chlorine bleach. It is a gas that will work on every surface and will penetrate soft surfaces (carpet, draperies, mattresses, furnishings). When the Ozone Cleanse treatment is complete, your interior will be 99.9% sanitized. Follow up with our BioZone treatment for 90 days of protection from germs, odors, mold, allergens, and disease.

If you are concerned about the quality of the air in your indoor environment, give EcoVive a call. We can help. 616-401-9176, or visit our website for more information. Eco-vive.com

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Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Getting rid of cat urine smell

There’s an unwanted guest in your home. It welcomes you each time you enter a room; it even greets your guests. No, it’s not your beloved kitty; it’s the odor of her urine. You’re not stuck with this uninvited presence, though. There is a way to get rid of the smell.

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1. Remove as much urine as possible as soon as possible. The sooner you clean up the cat urine, the better the chance of it not being able to soak into the padding or underlayment if your cat has urinated on carpet. The Humane Society of the United States recommends blotting the area with an absorbent paper towel. This won’t get up all of the urine, but it will leave less of it behind for you to have to treat later.

If your cat has urinated on linens, clothing or drapes, wash them or have them dry-cleaned as soon as possible. The longer urine stays on fabric, the more stubborn its odor becomes. Detergents with baking soda or enzymatic additives are best for cleaning items that have urine odor. If the urine is on a wall or other hard surface, wipe it down with a wet rag.

2. Find ways to prevent future accidents. The more urine your cat adds to your home, the harder it’s going to keep the odor at bay. So the best way to fight this stench is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. This may include any number of methods:

  • Retraining your cat to use her litter box
  • Laying down disposable, absorbent pads (like puppy training pads) in an area she continues to mark
  • Having her spayed (or neutered, if a male cat)
  • Taking her to the vet for a check-up to see if she has any kidney or bladder problems
  • Treating her for anxiety, if that’s determined to be the cause of her urinating outside of her litter box
  • Cleaning out her litter box more often
  • Adding extra litter boxes if there is more than one cat in the household

If you have cat urine odors that will not go away, An Ozone treatment by EcoVive will eliminate the smell. We will come in and perform what is called a shock treatment This will completely remove any urine odor, (as long as it has not seeped into the padding or underlayment) or pet odor and improve the indoor air quality. .The ozone molecule binds with the odor molecule and oxidizes it, destroying the odor at its source.

If you have pet odor problems in Michigan, and want to eliminate them, give us a call today. 616-401-9176

Or visit our website to find out more.  eco-vive.com

Companionship with a cat can be rewarding — so can keeping a home. Don’t let urine odor ruin either experience.

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Ozone Sanitizing

All About Ozone

Ozone (O3) is a naturally occurring gas. It is an unstable molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. In nature, ozone is made when lightning or ultraviolet rays split apart oxygen gas (O2) molecules high in the atmosphere. At the surface of the earth, ozone is usually unnoticeable at its normal concentration of 0.01-0.05 parts per million (ppm). You only become aware of ozone in the air at higher concentrations, such as after a thunderstorm—that fresh, clean, somewhat zingy smell.

O3 is the most reactive substance known, save only free fluoride ions. This high re-activity means that O3 doesn’t last long; it immediately transfers that pesky third oxygen atom to any organic compound it touches and returns to stable oxygen. In the process, that organic compound is oxidized—chemically changed, as in burned. This means that ozone instantly annihilates enzymes, microbial membranes and unpleasant taste- and odor-causing compounds. Ozone destroys on contact all known bacteria, virus, molds, spores, yeast, mildew, microscopic fungi and bio films (toughened colonies of microorganisms on surfaces).

Ozone kills microbes much faster than weaker oxidizers like chlorine. O3 will kill microbes up to 5,000 times faster. But unlike chlorine, O3 oxidation leaves no harmful or foul byproducts and the only residue is oxygen. Further, microorganisms can’t build up a tolerance to ozone as they can to less reactive chemicals like chlorine. Because it’s highly reactive and unstable, ozone doesn’t persist—any ozone not instantly consumed by contact oxidation of organics quickly reverts to oxygen.

This makes this “green” system the perfect choice as an odor removal and sanitizing tool.

It’s time we turned away from the chemicals that are now used to control odor and sanitize, and start using the truly “green” way. Many of the chemicals have been proven to cause illness and mental health problems in humans.

To have your home or business sanitized and made odor free, give us a call today. 616-401-9176

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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

 

Germ Removal

 

What Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems?

Indoor pollution sources that release particles or gasses into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Not having the proper ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. Our homes are kept closed up in the summer to keep the heat out, and in the winter to keep the cold out.  Never allowing the home to ventilate completely.

Pollutant Sources

There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. These include combustion sources such as heating oil, natural gas,  and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings as diverse as deteriorated, asbestos -containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care products; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as pesticides, fertilizer and outdoor air pollution.

The relative importance of any single source depends on how much of a given pollutant it emits and how hazardous those emissions are. In some cases, factors such as how old the source is and whether it is properly maintained are significant. For example, an improperly adjusted gas stove can emit significantly more carbon monoxide than one that is properly adjusted.

Some sources, such as building materials, furnishings, and household products like air fresheners, release pollutants more or less continuously. Other sources, related to activities carried out in the home, release pollutants intermittently. These include smoking, the use of solvents in cleaning and hobby activities, the use of paint strippers in redecorating activities, and the use of cleaning products and pesticides in house-keeping. High pollutant concentrations can remain in the air for long periods after some of these activities.

Indoor Air Quality Improvements

There are some things that can be done to improve the indoor air quality in a home. Make sure all gas appliances are running as they should, you may need to have a certified service tech inspect them. Reduce the amount of cleaners used in the home, stay away from aerosols.  According to a recent study published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, “The researchers found that cleaning sprays, especially air fresheners, furniture cleaners and glass-cleaners, had a particularly strong effect [in creating asthma symptoms].” The study continues: “Frequent use of household cleaning sprays may be an important risk factor for adult asthma …The relative risk rates of developing adult asthma in relation to exposure to cleaning products could account for as much as 15 percent, or one in seven of adult asthma cases.”

A great way to have an immediate and lasting effect on the indoor air quality is to have an Ozone treatment done on your home. This will eradicate all the pollutants from the air and surfaces in your home. And it is not a chemical. It is all natural and leaves no residue behind. Nothing is better or faster acting at improving your health in your home.

To find out more about Ozone treatments for your home, visit our website.

 

 

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Flu Home Treatment

Flu Home Treatment

 

Germ Sanitation

 

The sterilizing power of Ozone is the strongest known element to be used against bacteria, micro-organisms, fungus and viruses. If your home or business has been hit by the flu bug, an Ozone treatment from EcoVive will sterilize your building. Once the treatment on your home or business begins our ozone technology will start to generate a cloud of ozone that will spread throughout your home until it eventually fills and saturates the structure many times over. Ozone is nature’s active element, so it will follow and replace oxygen until there is no more oxygen present within the structure. The ozone cloud will even travel through ventilation ducts resulting in a truly ozone filled environment. The cloud of ozone is sanitizing and disinfecting every square inch of surface in the house, leaving it completely free of germs, bacteria, viruses, micro-organisms. H1N1, MRSA, Mold, Toxic Mold, Bacteria, Viruses, Pet Odors, Smoke Odors, Odors, and much, much more.

The ozone cloud is also able to clean deep into carpeting, drapery, furniture cushions, pillows, bed linens, mattresses and clothing! Because the cloud of ozone goes everywhere oxygen is present, even the smallest places, (in between the buttons of the remote control, and between the keys of a computer keyboard) are completely cleaned and disinfected of germs and bacteria.

We have been lead to believe that the only way to truly disinfect a home that has been hit by a virus is to use bleach. This will work, but in order for bleach to work it must remain wet on the surface for an extended period of time. And, with bleach, you cannot sanitize fabrics, floors, bedding, ect. And it is a chemical with side effects.

Ozone will sanitize everything. It is not a chemical, it is a natural occurring compound that reverts back to oxygen.

Ozone (O3) is a powerful oxidizer and disinfectant. It is the most effective oxidizer and disinfectant which can be produced commercially at a reasonable cost. Ozone is a form of oxygen which contains in its molecule 3 atoms of oxygen. The oxygen molecule in the air only contains 2 atoms.

 

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Smelly Apartment Grand Rapids

Smelly Apartment cure

 Removing the smell that former tenants leave behind in apartments is one of the most common challenges property managers face. These smells can range from cigarette smoke, pets, cooking, and garbage. The normal approach is to bring in a carpet cleaning service and then paint the walls.  This will help, but the smell generally returns.

The smoke from cigarettes creates a film on every surface, embeds into furniture, and can even get into cabinets and into the ventilation system.  The best cleaning simply cannot reach all the places that years of smoke will reach.

Paint seems like a good idea; but as it dries, it becomes porous.  The smoke smell is still there, and it will return for years.  Some suggest cleaning the walls with a vinegar solution, which is helpful.  But, all these ideas are partial solutions that address only a part of the real problem.

EcoVive provides a professional ozone treatment that has the ability to truly remove odors of all type, including smoke smell.  Ozone is an oxygen treatment that requires no chemicals and leaves no residue.  It is a gas that reverts back to oxygen in about a half hour.

When properly applied, ozone will treat carpets, walls ceiling, curtains and furniture.  It can also reach into the HVAC system and duct work.  As it works, the oxygen atoms oxides the most foul odors at a molecular level.  Crime scene clean-up crews use ozone as their most effective tool.

An ozone treatment from EcoVive is the best solution for vacant homes and vacant apartments that have a smoke, mold, pet, or cooking odor smell.  In the end, “If it Smells, it Won’t Sell.” Stop throwing money away on the solutions that don’t work.  Ozone will remove the smoke smell from any apartment or home.

Professional ozone services do more than remove odors.  Ozone will sanitize all surfaces, kill mold and mildew, and has been used to kill insects.

To find out more about what we can do for you, visit our website.

 

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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

What Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems?

Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. Our homes are kept closed up in the summer to keep the heat out, and in the winter to keep the cold out.  Never allowing the dwelling to ventilate completely.

Pollutant Sources

There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. These include combustion sources such as oil, natural gas,  and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings as diverse as deteriorated, asbestos -containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care products; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as pesticides, fertilizer and outdoor air pollution.

The relative importance of any single source depends on how much of a given pollutant it emits and how hazardous those emissions are. In some cases, factors such as how old the source is and whether it is properly maintained are significant. For example, an improperly adjusted gas stove can emit significantly more carbon monoxide than one that is properly adjusted.

Some sources, such as building materials, furnishings, and household products like air fresheners, release pollutants more or less continuously. Other sources, related to activities carried out in the home, release pollutants intermittently. These include smoking, the use of solvents in cleaning and hobby activities, the use of paint strippers in redecorating activities, and the use of cleaning products and pesticides in house-keeping. High pollutant concentrations can remain in the air for long periods after some of these activities.

To find out how we can improve your indoor air quality, visit our website at: eco-vive.com

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