What is Ozone?
- Ozone (O3) is the same as oxygen (O2), but with one more oxygen molecule added in. In technical terms, ozone is known as a tri-atomic molecule comprised of three oxygen atoms, and is also described as “activated oxygen” or “super oxygen”. It is an unstable blue gas, which means that in normal air conditions, ozone will cast off its third oxygen molecule, naturally converting into oxygen. Because of its unstable nature, ozone cannot be stored and transported like other industrial gases, and must therefore be produced on site.
- people can smell the presence of ozone in concentrations of about 0.01ppm. It is the one of the strongest oxidizers known to exist (it works 3,125 times faster than chlorine), second only to fluorine. Because of its oxidizing properties, ozone does not simply cover up unpleasant smells, it safely and quickly destroys smells at the molecular level. Ozone has the ability to alter, decompose and/or neutralize materials that are toxic, without creating additional or by-product toxic compounds of its own.
Is it Safe?
- After an ozone treatment, any remaining ozone quickly converts back into safe, fresh breathable oxygen, leaving no residue or harmful chemicals.
Is Ozone Eco-friendly?
- Yes! Ozone treatment is all-natural, and very eco-friendly. Ozone is produced regularly by nature itself. Through the sun’s ultraviolet rays, lightning strikes and even from water cascading off a water fall, nature uses ozone to purify the air we breathe.
Can I be Home when my house is treated?
- We prefer the owner to be home when we arrive to do an ozone treatment. We will take a walk through the home or business, discussing what we will be doing, and looking for hidden causes of odors. During treatment all humans, pets and plants must be removed from the indoor environment. Ozone is a strong oxidizer that will replace the oxygen in the area being treated, which makes it unsafe for life forms. ( This is also why Ozone has proven to be effective at killing fleas and small insects ). Most treatments will take 3-4 hours. Then the building is aired out, and after 30-50 minutes it is safe to go inside. Any remaining ozone will be below the safe threshold, and return to oxygen atoms shortly.
I live outside your service area. Do you have Odor removal companies you recommend?
If you are looking for a reputable odor removal specialist and EcoVive does not serve your area, look through the list below for the nearest verified odor removal specialist.
Georgia Haley Environmental
Illinois Action Ozone