Category Archives: Odor control

Mold Facts

This is from the web site of a company that sells ozone generators and other air purification technology. Mold Nice little summary.   Bob Schriver    

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Hepafilters – What Types of Particles They “Catch”

HEPA filtration is defined as catching 99.7% of particles .3 microns or larger. But what types of particles are those, really ? Particle size chart Most bacteria, all pollen, all hair, to all intents and purposes no virus’ and mixed …

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Enzymes for Bathroom Hard Surface Cleaning

I think of enzymes primarily in terms of carpet and porous surface cleaning and as mitigating odor, both in porous items and in drains. Here’s an article that describes how to use them as odor control and cleaning agents on …

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Enzymes – a chemistry lesson

This is a pretty good basic lesson in enzyme chemistry. Enzymes and Cleaning Performance One misconception that I have been guilty of teaching is that they are bacteria. ¬†This article describes them as a “catalyst” for breaking down odor causing …

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Heat to destroy pathogens

This is a pretty neat little toy from Hammacher Schlemmer for about $300 a copy. ¬†Supposedly effective in room sizes up to 600 square feet. The Mold and Germ Destroying Air Purifier (Small) – Hammacher Schlemmer It uses 400 degree …

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Ozone and allergies – another vendor

Despite years of preaching the value of ozone in reducing allergens, one of my employees had to hear it from a multiple level marketing person that sells these … LIVING AIR .. before he believed it. So much for my …

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Plants that deoderize

Never thought of this one, and I don’t know how thick you’d have to plant them to have a noticeable impact, but this is a really interesting article about which plants are good at removing : – Benzene – Formaldehyde …

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Ozone generators – chain smoker remediation

Got a huge attaboy from one of our long time customers for fumigating an apartment inhabited by a 3 pack a day smoker for 6 years. The maintenance guy went in after we had run an ozone generator (for way …

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Enzymes and odor control

Seems like I’m reading more about enzymes in the last 6 months than I have in the last 6 years. We’ve been using them directly and in enzyme laced carpet cleaning chemicals for the 20 years I’ve been in the …

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How to use ozone to deodorize it "may be the most effective……."

Todays Cleanfax Online (a magazine for the carpet cleaning industry) has a nice succinct description of ozone generators use in deordorizing. Link  A couple of repeat observations. . There is a lot of data out there talking about possible links …

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