- Works Fast
- Less Expensive
- Very Safe
- Low Maintenance
- Simple Operation
Whether it’s fire or water damage, ozone should be an integral part of the disaster restoration process. Ozone can remove odors related to soot, smoke, mold, and mildew in a cost-effective, time-saving way.
Concerning water damaged personal property, the property must be completely dry before ozone treatment.
- The most powerful oxidant for disinfecting water or sanitizing surfaces
- Can kill pathogens in seconds vs. several minutes for other oxidants
- One of the strongest oxidant available for oxidizing organics
- Decomposes into oxygen
- Ozone, by itself, does not affect pH
- Cannot be stored; therefore, having a large volume of a dangerous oxidizer is not possible
- Excellent at oxidizing metals such as iron, manganese, and more
- Enhances the flocculation and coagulation of organic material thereby improving filtration
- Can be effective in partially oxidizing organics in the water to biodegradable compounds that can be removed by biological filtration
We’ve heard them all. Now it’s time we set the record straight. Below is a list of a few ozone fallacies we have listened over the years.
“Ozone will oxidize my metal pipes.”
This claim conjures an image of ozonated water running through pipes, and when you come in the next morning, they are rusted. This is not the case. The ph level has more effect on corrosion rates of metals than most industries accepted dissolved ozone levels. While a powerful oxidizer, ozone has minimal effect on corrosion rates. Iron pipes that carry ozone gas, while not recommended, will last for months, or years, before any perceptible corrosion is present. For ozonated water, iron pipes will oxidize faster than water with just oxygen, but the tubes can last for years before needing replacement.
Ozone Solutions recommends the use of ozone approved materials. Iron pipes are not ideal, but they will not degrade within a few days or even weeks as most people would have you believe. The same is true for most rubber seals.
“The sky is blue because of ozone.”
Okay, this one is not related to our business, but we have heard it mentioned before so we will address it. While ozone is a blue gas, the sky is blue for a very different reason.
The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. Blue light has a shorter wavelength than the other “rainbow colors.” The gas molecules absorb this blue light. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue.
So the next time your kid asks “Why is the sky blue?” you will have the answer!
“Ozone does not have any residual.”
This one is also false, but clarification is needed. Ozone has an extremely short half-life. This short half-life makes it very reactive and excellent at killing pathogens. In clean water, ozone can last for several hours*. In most food processing applications, ozone half-life is anywhere from 10-20 minutes. For wastewater applications, the ozone residual is dependent on the organic loading with high organic loading resulting in short ozone half-life.
Ozone Treatment for smoke, mold, water damage restoration. For all of your deodorizing/ozoning needs, just contact Rapid Recovery Service at 888-778-3337