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What is Ozone?

Timmco of Clarksville now offers a procedure that uses ozone to eliminate odors and mold. Ozone, sometimes called "activated oxygen", , contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breath. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and its function is to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors in nature. Interestingly ozone occurs quite readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. In fact that "fresh, clean, spring rain" smell that we notice after a storm most often results from natures creation of ozone. Ozone is also created by water falls. However, we are probably most familiar with ozone from reading about the "ozone layer" that circles the planet above the earth atmosphere. Here ozone is created by the sun's ultra-violet rays. This serves to protect us from the ultra-violet radiation. Additionally, each of us is exposed to high levels of ozone sometimes daily for short periods of time. This happens in heavy traffic conditions or during times when the weather forces ozone to remain lower to the ground than is otherwise normal. The combination of these two factors can result in ozone readings as high as 4 or 5 times the "regulatory" levels for continuous exposure with absolutely no adverse affects as our exposure is for such short periods, and the ozone itself decays back to normal oxygen so rapidly. By use of a mold redemption plan, and an ozone generator, mold growth and odors can be inhibited. Removing the visible mold, disinfecting of surfaces with ozone, and the reduction of moisture are just about the only way to remediate a mold problem. If you have a question or need this service please contact Timm Johnson at 931-320-3747.

 

Ozone FAQs

Q: IS IT SAFE TO USE OZONE ?
A: One of the more common questions is about ozone use and its safety. Ozone has been known for almost a century now, and quite a lot is known about it. Yes, when used correctly, like anything else, ozone is safe. The Food and Drug Administration has recently amended its food additive regulations to permit ozone use as an anti microbial agent.

Q: HOW DOES OZONE WORK?
A: While ozone is very powerful, it has a very short life cycle. When it is faced with odors, bacteria or viruses the extra atom of oxygen destroys them completely by oxidation. In so doing, that extra atom of oxygen is destroyed and there is nothing left ...no odor ...no bacteria ...no extra atom, only oxygen. In addition to the effectiveness of ozone, we also know that it is safe to use. We know this from our own safe exposures daily to ozone, weather, as noted earlier, resulting from being locked in traffic, or passing through industrial areas. These exposures have no effect on us. beyond our acknowledging the smell associated with ozone. It is the strength of this smell that provides ozone with it's "built in" safety mechanism. Ozone is safe because we notice it's smell at very low residual levels. By residual we mean, the amount of ozone that is produced in excess of the required amount to eliminate whatever contamination that may be present in the room. This equipment, when used correctly will not exceed government guidelines for continuous safe exposure. Even if used incorrectly, ozone provides its own protection, as ozone warns us in a manner similar to smoke in a room. Ozone does this by becoming so offensive (a strong bleach-like smell) at 1.5 parts per million that we would not be able to stay in the environment for any more than a short period. This is much like what would happen if we entered a smoke filled room. However, while smoke might harm us, research has proven that a limited exposure to a low level of ozone would have no serious long term affect on us just as it does not affect us when caught in a traffic jam during rush hour.

Q: HOW IS OZONE PRODUCED?
A: There are basically two methods of producing ozone...ultra-violet and corona discharge. Most equipment uses the corona discharge method, simulating in essence, lightning. Equipment utilizing UV is now hard to find because it is inefficient, expensive to operate, unreliable, and very costly to service compared to the modern corona discharge equipment now available.

Q: HOW LONG DOES THE OZONE LAST?
A: As soon as ozone is formed in the generator and dispersed in a room some of it decays back into oxygen. This step occurs by several processes including the following: Natural decay (or revision to oxygen) due to ozone chemical instability. Speeding up of the above process by the presence of such as walls, carpets etc. stimulating the decay process. Oxidation reaction with odor causing organic material, which removes ozone. Reactions with bacteria etc., which again consumes ozone by oxidation reactions. Additionally ozone itself has a half life which means that "residual" ozone created (extra unneeded ozone) will return to oxygen within at most 30 minutes, in amounts equal to half its level. What this means is that after each subsequent 30 minute period there would be half as much residual ozone left at the end of the period as was present at the beginning of the period. This is similar to a geometric progression of 16;8;4;2;1. In practice the half life is usually less than 30 minutes due to temperature, bacterial, and other contaminants in the air. Therefore, ozone while very powerful doesn't last long...just does it's job and disappears.

Q: WILL THE ODOR COME BACK?
A: No. If ozone is applied properly it destroys (oxidizes ) the source of the odor. However, in the case of mildew the odor will return if you are unable to get rid of the moisture that is the source of the mildew.

Q: HOW DOES OZONE HANDLE TOBACCO SMOKE?
A: It eliminates the irritation caused by phenol gasses, by oxidizing them. Phenol gasses are the invisible part of tobacco smoke that causes such discomfort to one's eyes and create the offensive odors. Ozone rids any environment of the effects of smoke completely, rather than merely filtering out some of the visible particles like an "electronic air cleaner".

Q: WILL OZONE REMOVE STAINS AND NICOTINE BUILD UP?
A: No, ozone will not remove the stains or nicotine build up. Ozone will deodorize and help to decontaminate the problem but will not remove the actual substance.

Q: WHAT IS OZONE SHOCK TREATMENTS?
A: Ozone Shock Treatments are effective for removing harsh odors like smoke, mold, and animal odors. It is useful to "shock treat" an unoccupied room with a large volume of ozone to kill odors & germs. Ozone Shock Treatments should be done in rooms when no people, animals, or even plants are present. Shock treatments are different from using ozone for air purifying. Air purifying is mostly done with a very low amount of ozone. A powerful ozone generator in an unoccupied room should be used for shock treatments. The high concentration of ozone is needed to kill mold and bacteria. Many believe that if the mold is dried and removed the danger is over. Mold usually harbors in crevices and in materials that are porous where they can re-grow. Dried mold particles become airborne and can be breathed in from basements through ventilation systems and inside walls. Breathing in these spores can cause respiratory damage that may be permanent. Ozone, at shock treatment levels will kill mold spores and obstruct future growth. If you can smell mold, usually there is mold, or air-borne mold spores.

 

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