To put it simply, ozone is activated oxygen. It occurs naturally in the environment, and is around us all the time. It’s composed of three oxygen atoms, is blue in colour and has a strong odour. But, how can we use it?
Ozone works as a natural cleaner. When presented to an odour, there is a chemical reaction which results in a non-odorous, harmless substance. Not only does ozone remove the odour, it kills most bacteria, leaving the area sanitised and hygienic.
Ozone generating products use a fan to emit the gas, which is useful for a number of applications. Various care homes, hotels and even hospitals are now using ozone cleaners to increase their facilities’ hyg
This is because of the many advantage that these products bring with them. They are mobile, which makes cleaning different rooms easy. Also, the cleaning process can take as little as fifteen minutes, which is far quicker than traditional cleaning methods. These methods are not only time consuming, but use a lot of different cleaning products. Reducing the usage of these products also reduces carbon footprint, as well as the cost. Despite the initial layout needed for the ozone equipment, companies could save money over the long term, by saving on cleaning products, wages, customer satisfaction and time.
There are, however varying preconceptions with ozone – many people don’t even know what it is. There are two types of ozone, ‘good’ and ‘bad’. The ‘bad’ is the main ingredient found in urban smog and is harmful to both humans and plants. ‘Good’ ozone is found in the stratosphere and protects us from the sun’s UV rays. This ozone is created and used to eliminate odours and kill bacteria. As a relatively unknown subject, and with advancing technology, people are bound to be quite sceptical.