Ozone Decontamination Treatment
Our Ozone Decontamination treatment does not simply cover up bad odor: it eliminates the source of the bad odor at the microbial level. Ozone sanitizes by breaking down microorganisms and other pollutants at their source.
Ozone (O3) is able to get into the smallest spaces, which means that dust mites, cockroaches, pollen, molds, pet dander, rodents and other substances that cause or trigger allergies can be eradicated through any opening. It is naturally created from normal oxygen (often during thunderstorms or from sunlight), but Smith Restoration uses industrial biotech equipment to harness that power in a controlled environment.
The treatment typically takes between 2 to 6 hours, after which the ozone reverts to oxygen about an hour after the equipment is turned off. This leaves the air fresh and clean because the source of the odor has been permanently removed, down to the micro level. This service can be provided in both residential and vehicle environments: oftentimes in houses or apartments, and camper vehicles or cars.
Smith Restoration uses Ozone Generators for industrial and medical applications, following strict manufacturing settings standards. Additionally, we replace the necessary ceramic plate of the equipment after every use to reduce risk of cross-contamination.
Situations for Ozone Decontamination
Mold or mildew, usually from water damage
Rodents and related removable parts, such as nests, dead rodents, bugs, etc.
Note: our removal of such parts is subject to an additional charge
Cigarettes or related tobacco odor
Body odor or other human-made smell
Preparing for Ozone Decontamination Treatment
As ozone can be harmful to your health, it should be noted that all living things (including pets and plants) will need to be removed during the time of the decontamination treatment. Ozone should not be inhaled, as it can cause damage to lungs, shortness of breath, and throat irritation. For long term treatment, it is recommended that a window be kept slightly open to provide a constant source of oxygen to the unit for ozone creation. After the use of the Ozone Generator, the "residual" ozone will reduce back to oxygen, and the space is safe for inhabitation again. Smith Restoration has additional capabilities to undertake construction needs like roof or building repairs to eliminate the source of the contamination.
Situations for Vehicle Ozone Decontamination
Gasoline smell: may be a sign of a leak as well
Sulfur-like engine odor: may be a sign of a converter issue as well
Burnt carpet smell: may be a sign of a brake issue as well
Maple syrup smell: may be a sign of an engine leak as well
Hot oil smell: may be a sign of an oil leak as well