Pesky odors in the home or office can be distracting even nauseating at times. They can also be hard to diagnose. With the proper equipment and experience, odors can easily spotted and eliminated. ServiceMaster Restoration Services is a leading Orlando cleaning service that has years of experience in comprehensive cleaning services. Below are some ways we can help mitigate odors that might have become a nuisance.

Steps To Eliminate Odors:

  • Remove the source
  • Clean contents
  • Chemical deodorizers and masking agents
  • Clean the air
  • Ozone
  • Seal and paint
  • Wait

Ozone

Ozone (O3) is a form of oxygen (O2)that contains three atoms instead of two. It is slightly heavier than air, and at low concentrations smells slightly sweet, but at higher concentrations has a pungent aroma. Ozone is molecularly unstable and reacts quickly to revert to a more stable form.

How is ozone formed?

Nature forms ozone every day in the form of thunderstorms. When lightning occurs, the high voltage arcs that ionize the air form ozone. The air is freshened after the storm because ozone removes many of the impurities that are in the air.

How does ozone destroy odors?

Ozone breaks down, or changes, the molecular structure of the odor molecule. Ozone is an extremely powerful oxidizing agent, and it uses the third oxygen molecule to cause the odor to either reduce in complexity, or stabilize into a compound with fewer odors. Some odors go through several steps (requiring additional ozone), to be reduced to levels that are no longer detectable. Many odors can be reduced to simple carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and oxygen (O2).

How is ozone manufactured?

Ozone, due to its instability, has a very short life span. This means ozone naturally returns to its original form of oxygen. Ozone must be produced when, and where it is needed. The most popular method of producing ozone is by “corona discharge,” which simply means generating a high voltage electrical field and passing air through it. Passing air through the corona converts approximately 1-2% of the oxygen into ozone.

How are the ozone units used to remove odors?

Ozone models are industrial ozone generators that are capable of high levels of ozone. These units do not use any chemicals, operate unattended, and need only occasional cleaning and maintenance. They contain electrical and electronic components to generate ozone, using only small amounts of electricity. Ozone output is 100% adjustable to match the odor levels. They are ideal for applications that need high ozone levels to remove malodorous situations such as garbage, fire and smoke, sewage, animals, decaying organic matter, chemicals, etc. Ozone units destroy odors, retard bacterial growth and slime production, and circulate the ozone allowing it to destroy the odor molecules. Industrial ozone generators are designed for use in uninhabited areas, or used at volumes that are limited by OSHA or EPA regulations.

ServiceMaster Restoration Services in Orlando offers all kinds of cleaning services. Contact us today for a professional staff to bring your foul smells to an end!