How To Use an Ozone Generator in Your Home, Rental Real Estate, and Workplace?
Here Are Answers to Ozone Use Questions:
Q. What regular maintenance do they require? How long does it take? How often? And who is able to perform it? Do your machines use mica plates? Does the ozone blasting affect plastic boxes used for storage in the home, or electrical equipment? What preparation needs to be done before running the ozone generator inside the house or inside the car? How often would you suggest running the ozone generator to control dust mites? I have heard that ozone can damage materials such as rubber, electrical wire coatings, and fabrics and art work containing susceptible dyes and pigments. Is this a problem when you are doing ozone shock and if so are their measures you can take to prevent it?
Q. Can you use the ozone generator in a room where a gas hot water heater is running?
A. Although it still safe to blast high output ozone gas into an area in which a gas furnace or gas hot water heater is operating with a burning gas flame, a lit furnace or hot water heater reduces some ozone and increases flame temp 15%. As a precaution, during all ozone treatments, please turn off gas flame appliances such as a furnace, hot water heater, or gas cooking range.
Q. I was exposed to indoor molds and their mycotoxins back in 2008 and became very ill. Since then I have been trying to avoid additional exposures and to help some of my legal clients who have also been exposed. When I read your description of the Bio3-Blaster it states the ozone levels will destroy even mycotoxins. How does it actually accomplish this, and do you still need to physically remove the destroyed mycotoxins after the ozone treatment? Unlike mold spores, it is my understanding that mycotoxins are not living organisms so they cannot be killed, since they were never alive in the first instance. I would be very interested in purchasing a machine prior to recommending one to my mold clients. Do they come with any kind of a 30-day money back guaranty or the like? Thank you for your time and consideration!—Maryland attorney.
A. Dear Maryland Attorney, thank you for your excellent ozone generator questions. The ozone blasters have a very strong one year warranty (which can be renewed after the first year for only $100 annually), but NO money back offer. Mycotoxins are organic material created by living organisms (growing mold colonies) that high output ozone gas kills very effectively. Another, supplemental or alternative mycotoxin stratgegy is to use a professional industrial HEPA air purifier (“air scrubber”) for about $1,000 that contains both a large HEPA air filter to remove airborne mold spores and a one inch thick, large activated carbon filter that removes volatile organic compounds such as mycotoxins. A carbon filter is about $145. We prefer the Drieaz HEPA 500 model that you can purchase in stock from several Maryland, DC, and Virginia mold remediation equipment and supply dealers.