What does ozonation kill? Ozonation of an apartment, house or utility rooms is one of the best methods to ensure a sterile and clean environment there. The procedure destroys not only viruses or bacteria, but also allergens and unpleasant odors. In addition to eliminating harmful and toxic compounds, it is also responsible for the breakdown of desired substances.
Improper performance of the procedure can also lead to poisoning of the body. Therefore, performing ozonation requires special precautions. Among the advantages, however, there is an effective elimination of mites, microbes or insects that we struggle with in everyday life.
What is ozone?
Ozone is a gas that is considered the strongest oxidant. Therefore, it has nearly a thousand times greater ability to destroy viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi compared to conventional methods, including fluoridation or chlorination. In addition, the efficiency of ozonation is greater than that of UV radiation or HEPA filters. Its indisputable advantage is the fact that it does not leave any toxic by-products. It also does not accumulate in human tissues, does not contaminate water or soil. It is therefore environmentally neutral. At the end, it simply decomposes to oxygen, making it eco-friendly and environmentally friendly.
How does ozone deal with viruses, bacteria and other microbes?
Ozone destroys viruses because it diffuses through the protein coat into the nucleic acid core, thereby damaging the viral RNA. Reaching higher concentrations, ozone destroys the capsid or outer protein shell by oxidation. Ozonation can be used not only when a problem occurs (e.g. bad smell or infections). The method can also be used prophylactically. Specialists confirm that the influenza virus can persist from 5 hours to 7 days on an external surface, which depends on the temperature and humidity of the environment. He is active all the time. Disinfection allows you to effectively get rid of it.
Microbes cannot be avoided because they are all around us. Although bacteria or viruses are invisible to the eye, they exist. They are found on many personal items, in the inhaled air, as well as sanitary devices. To get rid of them, you should take care of daily hygiene and disinfection. On the other hand, ozonation of rooms causes decontamination, i.e. cleaning of various surfaces as well as removal and neutralization of compounds potentially dangerous and toxic to health. Ozonation is currently one of the most effective ways to remove pathogenic microorganisms.
What is the use of ozonation?
Ozone is chosen more and more often in various areas of life. In Poland, disinfection with its use is a novelty that is only beginning to arouse interest. In addition to destroying bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms, ozonisation of officesis used to neutralize unpleasant odors, fight mites and allergens. In addition, it is used as a disinfectant and bactericidal preparation. Ozonation achieves really good efficiency, even in cases where other methods have failed. Why? First of all, ozonation is a gas-based method. Ozone reaches even hard-to-reach places, which would be impossible to decontaminate using standard methods. As an exceptionally strong disinfectant, it has almost unlimited uses. Which ones most often? First of all, it removes unpleasant odors (e.g. musty and mold smell, cigarette smoke, cat and dog smell, sweat, burnt smell). Secondly, for decontamination, because the method kills various pathogens, as well as their symptoms (e.g. unpleasant odors). The ozonator also destroys allergens (e.g. mushrooms, molds, mites and other microbes), which are responsible for many health reactions of allergy sufferers. The method is also responsible for disinsection and deratization. Ozone effectively repels pests (e.g. rodents, cockroaches, moths, ants, mosquitoes). The method is also used in air conditioning fumigation. This is because ozone molecules have the ability to penetrate into the smallest holes. Thanks to this, they not only destroy fungi, but also leave a pleasant smell. In addition to ozonizing apartments and utility facilities, you can also disinfect the interior of the car. Ozone works not only on the surface, but also penetrates into the structure of upholstered seats and sofas. In their deep layers, it oxidizes bacteria, mites and unpleasant odors that are not affected by other methods.
Should ozonation be repeated?
The regularity of the ozonation session depends on several factors. To refresh the apartment after renovation, one ozonation is enough. To remove the cigarette smell from the upholstery, you need to repeat at least a few sessions. Thanks to this, the material will regain its fresh smell. If we do not get rid of the source of the problem (in this case, smoking in the car), the procedure should be repeated every few months). However, if we stop smoking, ozonation does not need to be repeated.