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Have you ever heard of an ozone machine? What is it and what does it do?

Have you ever heard of an ozone machine?  What is it and what does it do?

Ozone Machine - why & when to use

Ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent, meaning it readily reacts with other substances. When ozone comes into contact with certain molecules, it breaks them down through a process called oxidation. Odor molecules, bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants can be chemically altered or destroyed when exposed to ozone. This reaction eliminates the odors and sanitizes the environment.  An ozone machine, also known as an ozone generator, is a device that produces ozone gas. Ozone (O3) is a highly reactive form of oxygen and is created by adding energy to ordinary oxygen (O2) molecules.  Using an ozone machine after a biohazard situation – such as a large blood spill or undiscovered death - sanitizes the environment by killing bacteria and other microorganisms along with helping in removing any lingering odors.  It is a vital step for returning an area to a safe environment.  Here are some key reasons why using an ozone machine can and should be used:

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1.      Sanitization: Various bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms can proliferate from bodily fluids and during the decomposition process. Ozone is a powerful disinfectant and can destroy these pathogens, helping to sanitize the affected area.

 

2.      Odor elimination: Blood spills, bodily fluids and decomposition of a body releases a variety of compounds that can cause strong and unpleasant odors. Ozone has the ability to break down and neutralize these odor-causing molecules, effectively eliminating the smell.

 

3.      Preservation of the environment: Decomposition can leave behind biological contaminants and stains. Ozone treatments can help remove or reduce these residues, restoring the affected area to a cleaner and safer state.

 

4.      Air quality improvement: Ozone can help purify the air by neutralizing pollutants and allergens present in the environment. It can break down volatile organic compounds (VOCs), resulting in fresher and cleaner air.

 

5.      Prevention of further contamination: Biohazardous situations can lead to the spread of bacteria and microorganisms to surrounding areas. Using an ozone machine can help prevent the spread of these contaminants by eliminating them from the air and surfaces.

It is important to note that while ozone can be effective in odor elimination and sanitization, it should be used with caution. Ozone is a strong oxidant and can be harmful to humans and pets when present in high concentrations. Proper ventilation and adherence to safety guidelines are essential when using an ozone machine. T.A.C.T. 48 technicians are professionals with experienced in handling ozone treatments to ensure proper usage and safety precautions are followed.

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