Eliminate Smoke Odors From Cars and Homes

For everyone that hasn’t gone “nose-blind” to them, foul odors are everywhere. They can make a college dorm or men’s locker room a challenging place to be.  Or how about riding shotgun in the ‘08 Town Car your buddy bought used from Tommy Tomatoes, who chain smoked 20 packs a day, and played chauffeur to a bull dog and his drunken cigar smoking poker squad this past New Years Eve in Vegas. Well get ready for your mind blown.

There’s a simple yet HIGHLY effective method to make even the unholiest smelling car interiors like new again!


Ozone is an arrangement of highly reactive oxygen atoms and molecules referred to as “free radicals” that neutralize toxic microbial and chemically offensive substances in and around our environment.  Ozone is a natural purifier and when harnessed for commercial purposes, it can be used for a wide range of applications including SMOKE ODOR ELIMINATION! We’ll get more into the science of ozone in another post but for now, let’s discuss some of the basics regarding how ozone is used professionally to eliminate smoke and other odors from cars, homes and relatively enclosed human environments.

There are many commercially available solutions for average consumers to attempt treatment of living spaces or vehicle interiors by making their own ozone but not all technologies are equal.  Just like other product categories, you have choices in feature performance and pricing but you will often get what you pay for.  There are also procedure considerations that need to be made and inexperienced users can damage equipment, personal property and EVEN THE HEALTH of those who are exposed to high concentrations of ozone.

Ozone basically works by changing the molecular structure of chemical substances that give off unpleasant smells like tar, one of the most offensive ingredients released by cigarette smoking.  When Ozone (O3) comes into contact with it, the tar is reduced to a basic form of ash, resulting in complete neutralization and ODOR ELIMINATION!

The effectiveness of O3 treatments is a function of several variables:

  • Severity of smoke odor(s) often indicated by a yellowing or discoloration of walls and surfaces
  • Quality of oxygen source
  • Power output of ozone generators
  • Number of ozone generators
  • Concentration of ozone (measured in ug/ml)
  • Square footage and volume of space(s) being treated
  • Duration of treatment

The most effective method for cigarette, cigar and other types of smoke odor elimination is by the process of what we call “heavy ozone shock”.  This procedure requires the following:

  • General containment of space(s) to be treated
  • High concentration of O3
  • Sufficient duration of time held at high concentration

Land Rover Header for Smoke Odor Elimination

For extremely heavy smoke odor remediation, we suggest a pre process which uses a high tech microbial enzyme applied to the treatment area first.  We use an industrial fogging machine to apply this enzyme to maximize dispersion within the space.

Property managers and average consumers often attempt their own odor elimination with lower cost and smaller, non-commercial ozone generator and equipment combined with single transformers and even small computer fans but this rarely, if ever, produces optimal results. Sometimes customers attempt painting over walls and surfaces to try and eliminate odors but the paint just serves as a moderate barrier to the base odors and the result is a breakdown of the paint chemicals and considerably longer treatment times if professional odor remediation is chosen later.

The process for treating both cars and homes is generally the same however we suggest applying the microbial enzyme by spraying the headliner of the car first and then running a machine for two days or more depending on the severity of the odor.

Are you sick of your car or home smelling like cigarette, cigar and other smoke odors?  Give us a call at 949 291 0952 and Ozone Pure Air will fix it the professional way!


How Ozone Works to Eliminate Odors

Nikola Tesla, the godfather of the wireless age gave us some truly amazing technologies including the method and means for generating an extremely effective anti-microbial that occurs freely in nature.  You know that fresh “rain smell” in the air after a good thunderstorm? It’s our Creator’s natural environmental disinfectant. That smell is called Ozone!


Ozone is an arrangement of highly reactive oxygen atoms and molecules referred to as “free radicals” that neutralize toxic microbial and chemically offensive substances in and around our environment.  Ozone is a natural purifier and when harnessed for commercial purposes, it can be used for a wide range of applications including SMOKE ODOR ELIMINATION!

Customers often ask us more specifically how ozone machines remove odors from houses, cars, clothing, etc.  Basically, ozone removes odor by destroying the molecules, that cause unpleasant smells.  Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive molecule produced by adding a singular and highly unstable oxygen atom to a chemically stable oxygen (O2) molecule. Due to the atomic charge of the O3 molecule, it’s very quick to chemically react with other particles.  Ozone will effectively change the chemical structure of odor producing substances it comes into contact with and neutralizes them.

When considering microbial based odor producers like bacteria and spores vs. chemical or synthetic based ones, the same process of reaction and neutralization applies.  The ozone will essentially adhere to, or “attack” the outer walls of certain toxic cells causing them to break down.  When the outer shell degrades, the cell itself breaks apart and dies.


Looking for the source of the odor

When we look at the challenges of odor elimination, particularly extreme odors that might even qualify as health hazards, the answer is “more is better”.  We simply require more ozone to get rid of the smell.  It’s a matter of availability and as long as there are still odor producing agents, while the ozone production going, the process of reaction will continue until there’s nothing left to chemically neutralize.

We often hear from customers who claim to have “tried everything” to get rid of a smell, but are still left with lingering scents that just don’t seem to go away.  One reason that ozone is so useful in these situations is because it has access to any location within an environment and isn’t limited to areas where alternative physical means of application might be required.  Ozone will go wherever the odors are even if you can’t reach them. This includes air, walls, ceilings, duct work, carpet fibers, gaps between floorboards, cracks in walls, and more.  Ozone is will penetrate these areas and destroy any odor causing agents it finds there.

Feel free to ask us for more information and to see typical treatment times for common odor elimination problems.  If you’d like to discuss how a professional ozone treatment to your car, home or RV might benefit you, then call 949 291 0952 or write Ozone Pure Air today!


Removing Dog and Pet Odors From Cars

If you’re like us, you never go anywhere without your furry companions.  Pets just make our lives better but let’s face it, kinda like the in-laws, they bring some gnarly unwanted baggage to the table, more specifically, PET ODORS!  Ewww . . So what can you do?

Many people resort to hanging those cheap vanilla scented rear view danglers but those just don’t cut through the funk.  Most commercial fragrances and “odor eliminators” only mask the real problem which comes from pet dander and other germs and bacteria that animals bring to the party.


Riding Shotgun With Your Hooman

For nearly a decade of working in the car and home odor elimination business, we’ve had countless discussions with auto detail experts, pet shop owners and internet bloggers who’ve attempted to address the pet odor problem.  After having used a multitude of products in trial and error for pet odor elimination, and with marginal to generally unimpressive results, we’ve finally found the “silver bullet” to slay this formidable beast. Since much of the problem of pet odor is rooted in the buildup of proteins at the germ level, it makes sense to attack these unwanted smells with microbiology or . . ENZYMES!

Ozone Pure Air uses an enzyme combined with a proprietary ingredient that’s natural and non-toxic mixed into a base solution, (we call this our secret formula).  The results have been nothing short of miraculous!

We apply the formula into the fabrics or carpets of the areas that need treatment and we allow it sit for 45 minutes prior to steam cleaning it out.  We’ve personally never seen another commercial formula or solution work as effectively for dog and pet odor elimination. But wait, we’re only half way through our protocol . .

We’re an ozone company first but we use every tool available in our arsenal to COMPLETELY eliminate smoke and other odors so next, we run the ozone.  As we treat your car, we configure the headliner, leather and plastics and then we run the ozone isolated and at high concentration for a couple of days.  The final result is a complete auto interior system purification!  This ozone application also works to treat the air ventilation and ducts that may have accumulated mold or mildew from condensation which routinely build up in most car air flow systems.

Don’t make your best friends sit at home, take them with you! Even if you’re at the point of wanting to sell your vehicle because you’re totally over the wet dog funk or it smells like butt, call Ozone Pure Air and you’ll be the one barking success from the rooftop!

Get a quote today!  949 291 0952