Smoke Damage Garment Restoration
Smoke damaged garment restoration is the process in which items are deodorized by means of an ozoning machine, prespotted, cleaned & hand finished and ready for return delivery.
WHAT IS OZONE?
When the oxygen(O2) that is all around us rises to the upper atmosphere, and is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, that oxygen is naturally turned into ozone (O3).
That is the “ozone layer” that protects us from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Since ozone is heavier than air it naturally falls back to earth. This is the ozone that naturally purifies our air and water. Without ozone nature could not purify our Earth.
Because it is made up entirely of oxygen ozone is sometimes called “activated oxygen”.
Ozone is the second most powerful sterlilant in the world and its function is to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.
Ozone also occurs commonly in nature as a result of lightning strikes during thunderstorms.
The “fresh, clean, spring rain ” smell that we notice after a storm results from natures creation of ozone.
Ozone is also created by water falls.
If natural ozone ceased to exist, life on this planet would also cease to exist.
Ozone is nature’s way of purifying the air we breathe.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT LEVEL OF OZONE?
The right level is when all the generated ozone is being used up accomplishing its job. Initially the machine’s output is set high to get rid of the problem odor as quickly as possible.
As this is being accomplished less ozone is required for the diminishing odor etc., thereby leaving some residual ozone in the air. If the machine output is not turned down after awhile then more residual ozone will be in the air.
If there is a heavy smell of ozone, then there is more ozone present than is required to do the job. Simply turn the output level control down, or the unit off.
It is not necessary that you even smell the sweet smell of ozone (compared to fresh country air following a thunderstorm) for it to be effective. Even roses are an objectionable odor to some people, when in excess.
HOW LONG DOES THE OZONE LAST?
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.
The natural process is speeded up by the presence of walls, carpets, furniture etc. Oxidation reaction with odor causing organic material, which removes ozone. Reactions with bacteria again consumes ozone by oxidation reactions.
Additionally ozone itself has a very short half life which means that any extra ozone will return to oxygen within about 30 minutes, in amounts equal to half its level.
HOW DOES OZONE HANDLE TOBACCO SMOKE?
It eliminates the irritation caused by phenol gasses, by oxidizing them.
Phenol gasses are the invisible part of tobacco smoke that cause such offensive odors, and discomfort to one’s eyes and nasal passages.
Ozone rids offensive odors in the environment rather than merely filtering out some of the visible particles like other “air cleaners”.
WILL THE ODOR COME BACK?
No. Ozone helps destroy the source of the odor.
IS OZONE SAFE?
YES. Ozone is safe when used properly. It kills bacteria or mold spores.
CAN UV LIGHT KILL MOLD?
This is a quote from General Electric concerning their germicidal UV lamps.
“No. Once mold has already formed, ultraviolet energy will not eliminate it.”
The Food and Drug Administration has just amended its food additive regulations to permit ozone use as an anti microbial agent. The amendment, published in the Federal Register on June, 28 2001 allows for ozone use in gaseous and aqueous uses, and for safe and effective anti microbial treatment of meat, poultry, and other food products.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1991, confirmed that ozone was effective in ridding water of hazardous pathogens, including chlorine resistant Cryptosporidium.” Agricultural Outlook, June/July, 1998.
HOW DOES OZONE WORK?
Ozone kills bacteria by rupturing the cell wall of the offending organism.
While ozone is very powerful, it has a very short life cycle. When it is faced with odors the extra atom of oxygen destroys them completely by oxidation.
In addition to the effectiveness of ozone, we also know that it is safe when used properly.
Note that there has never been an illness claimed to have resulted from ozone exposure.
The three atom form of oxygen is a naturally occurring compound in the earth’s atmosphere. The life cycle of ozone is: generation, oxidation, return to oxygen.
Trace amounts of ozone are formed by the sun and by lightning.
Ozone cannot be stored or transported because of its unstable tendency to break down quickly, so ozone must be generated on site.
Because gaseous ozone is highly reactive, it readily oxidizes (breaks down) organic matter. When the ozone encounters another compound, one oxygen atom will break away, attach itself to the compound, and oxidize it. Ozone actually breaks down odor causing compounds, thereby eliminating the odor and changing the ozone back to oxygen (O2).
Ozone acts 3000 times faster than chlorine as a bactericide, and it is the strongest oxidant commercially available for air & water treatment.
One of the best features of ozone is its ability to control odors by attacking the offending organisms.
Far stronger than simple ions, which cannot possibly kill substantial amounts of bacteria,
OZONE has the ability to kill any bacteria or virus known to man.
One of the most powerful and effective eliminators of smoke and a myriad of other odors is ozone.
Ozone Generating machines utilize ozone to destroy tobacco smoke and its inherent impurities plus odors from pets, cooking, mold, mildew and other household sources.
Elimination of these hazards provides a much healthier atmosphere and a more comfortable living environment.
INDOOR AIR POLLUTION…
Indoor air pollution is recognized as one of the major health concerns facing the nation today. This condition has been created by the search for more energy efficient buildings, work places.
Through the use of an Ozone generator we can dramatically reduce the pollution contamination, creating a much safer atmosphere indoors. Restaurants, lounges, beauty shops and many other public areas can be cleansed of odors by destroying the source with ozone.
Tests have shown that common household bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus are greatly reduced by the addition of as little as 50 ppb of ozone in typical household environments.
Specifically but not limited to; E-Coli, Salmonella Choleraesuis, Staphylococcus Aureua, Candida Albicans, and Aspergillus Niger have been shown to have dramatic reductions in population in independent laboratory tests.
It is a proven fact that ozone KILLS mold.