Idaho Odor Removal

Know Your Odor Removing Tools

By: Michelle Tunquist

Odor removal requires the use of powerful machines.  Tobin Cleaning and Restoration uses Sonozaire Ozone and Hydroxyl Generation Systems to remove odors.  These machines don’t just cover up bad smells, they neutralize them. 

Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer

The Sonozaire Odor Neutralizer is an industrial ozone generator.  It uses oxygen in the air to produce ozone electronically. Perks of the Sonozaire system include:

  • No Chemicals are Used. This system doesn’t use chemicals to remove odors.  It generates ozone which breaks down odors.  
  • Can be Used Unattended. It can be used without supervision. Once it is set up, it is safe to leave unattended.  
  • They Use Small Amounts of Electricity. Very little electricity is used to operate the system.
  • Are Easy to Clean and Maintain. Easy cleaning is always a plus.  
  • Can be Adjusted for Uninhabited Areas or Used at Approved Regulations. When used in uninhabited areas they can produce ozone at maximum levels and remove odors quickly.  However, they can also be adjusted to output ozone at OSHA and EPA regulated levels so that they can be used in inhabited areas.

Removes Odors Caused By:

  • Smoke
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Sewage
  • Industrial processes
  • Animals
  • Decaying Organic Matter
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses

How it Works:

Ozone breaks down the structure of odor causing molecules.  It is an oxidizing agent, which means it causes other substances to lose electrons or break down.  The machine’s controls give the ability to adjust levels of ozone output for specified time intervals so that the machine can be left unattended. 

Hydroxyl Generation Systems

Hydroxyl Generation Systems use UV rays to eliminate odor.  Perks to the Hydroxyl system include:

  • No Chemicals are Used. This system doesn’t use chemicals to remove odors.  It uses hydroxyl radicals created by uv rays to break down odors.  
  • Can be Used in Occupied Spaces. These are safe to use in areas with people, pets and plants.  
  • Easy to Maintain.  Easy maintenance is always good.  
  • Safe to Use. This equipment has been tested and is safe to use.  
  • Eliminates Odors in Air, Contents and Structure.

Removes Odors Caused by:

  • Smoke
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Sewage
  • Industrial processes
  • Animals
  • Decaying Organic Matter
  • Airborne Bacteria
  • Viruses

How it Works:

Hydroxyl radicals are molecules created in nature when UV rays react with water vapor and oxygen. These molecules react with odor causing molecules and break them down, eliminating the odors.  The Hydroxyl system uses UV lights to create hydroxyl radicals that then break down odor causing molecules in the air. 

Compare & Contrast Systems

These systems each have their own benefits, and may be best used in different circumstances.  

Hydroxyl System Ozone System
Can be installed immediately, even if water is present. Cannot be installed with water present because of excess bleaching component of ozone. Ozone will bleach wet materials.
Eliminates Odors More Slowly Faster at Eliminating Odors.
Can be used when people are present.   Can be used at high levels when no people/animals are present.  
Hydroxyl system will have to be moved about to reach all areas. Ozone travels further, cleaning a greater area that can be deodorized.
Works well in humid environments.  

 

Tobin Cleaning and Restoration Uses the Right Tools

We use both ozone and hydroxyl generation system so that we have the right tool to use at the right time.  If water is present, the hydroxyl system can get set up right away and begin the odor removal process immediately.  However, if there is no water present and time is an issue, ozone systems can remove odors quickly when no people/pets are present.  Call us today to help get rid of the odors in your home.  

 

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