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!

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