It took a while to introduce the virtues of ozone to the world, but now there is something that works faster and better than ozone. Many small businesses have started using ozone as the primary treatment. So, it is a bit of a culture shock to say that we have now found something better than ozone. But, the facts will speak for themselves.
Ozone is part of nature itself. Sunlight intersects an oxygen atmosphere to create ozone. This is how the ozone layer in the stratosphere is maintained. Ozone is an oxidizing agent, and as such it can be used for some practical applications.
Ozone generator promoters have gone long and hard to hype the value of their ozone generators. Ozone is an innovative concept with fantastic ability to solve environmental problems. Yes, ozone generators will remove odors, sanitize, and can even kill mold.
One of the unexpected problems that may frustrate novice ozone users is the over-treatment of ozone that cause the ozone smell to permanently embed in the building. Sadly, ill-informed ozone promoters suggest that ozone treatments are run at high saturation levels for prolonged periods. The National Ozone Association suggests that no ozone treatment should last longer than eight hours in order to prevent the embedded ozone smell.
One of the claims of ozone generators is they they will kill mold and mildew. In fact, ozone does kill mold and mildew. It is hard to determine how long or how much ozone is required to kill a mold problem. So, ozone is not a complete solution.
First of all, a quick Internet search will bring up the good and bad about ozone. Frankly, ozone is a good idea. It comes from nature and has numerous uses. But, just understand that ozone does one thing. It is an oxidizing agent. And, oxidation has many application. And, our goal is not to discount the real value of ozone.