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Hydroxyl VS Ozone

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

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Odor removal is an essential compenent of almost every restoration job. There are a variety of options available from masking agents to foggers to ozone and hydroxyl generators, and so on. In our industry, we have noticed a rather large debate being waged over the benefits and dangers of these two options. There is a clear advantage to using machines to eliminate odors from spaces and items rather than simplyjust  trying to mask them.  SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha technicians are highly trained to recommend the best method for your odor neutralization.  

It is VERY IMPORTANT to know that both ozone and hydroxyl will remove odors – hydroxyl will just take longer.

Differences Between Hydroxyl and Ozone

  1. Hydroxyl is not harmful to plants and fish.
  2. Hydroxyl does not leave behind a chemical smell.
  3. Hydroxyl works on a larger variety of odors.
  4. Hydroxyl can be used in wet areas to help deodorize. Ozone machine used in wet areas can bleach a material.
  5. Hydroxyl machines will typically take longer to deodorize.
  6. Ozone can possibly damage rubber or leather goods.
  7. Ozone is to be used in unoccupied areas with return to the area at least one hour after the machine has turned off.
  8. Ozone is much stronger and faster and must be closely monitored.  

Both options are very effective and have their time and place on when to be used.  Depending on the type of odor and the amount of time allotted will dictate what option you should choose.  Be sure to only use experienced technicians when using equipment such as these.  Supervision of both methods is necessary to affectively remove the odor. 

Call SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha (262)-542-0900 for all your deodorization needs.  

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