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Ozone, The Strongest Disinfectant On The Planet What is it and How Does It Work

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Ozone is a molecule that is made up of three oxygen atoms.

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This molecule is a powerful oxidiser with many industrial and consumer applications.

After a thunderstorm, the fresh, clean smell in the air is from ozone produced by lightning. Photocopiers also produce ozone and this is the smell that you get when you have been doing a long run of photocopying.

Ozone sanitises, deodorises and disinfects.

When pollutants like bad smells, bacteria or viruses come in contact with ozone, they are destroyed by oxidation.

Ozone has a lot of application for both residential and industrial uses.

Ozone cannot be stored like other gases because of its half-life properties. It begins to decompose the moment it is produced and this is why it needs to produced on demand in situ by an ozone generator.

Ozone as a Deodoriser

Ozone generators producing very low levels of ozone have been sold as air fresheners, air purifiers and deodorisers in hotel toilets and wash rooms for many years.

Few people are aware of how it does it actually works. They just know it does. What they don’t know is that It works by attacking and killing the bacteria that causes the smells by oxidisation. Ozone can kill bacteria, pathogens and viruses on impact. So, whilst they have been used to remove smells and odours it has in fact also been sanitising and disinfecting these small areas.

Now, with the coronavirus causing havoc around the globe the deodorising effect has become of secondary importance to the fact that it will keep areas free from these harmful viruses and bacteria.

Not only are they used in bathrooms and toilets, they also remove smells from carpets, soft furnishings and clothes. Ozone can be used to kill mould spores and remove the smell of damp after a flood underneath floorboards or in a basement as well as eliminating the odour from smoke damaged rooms after a fire.

Ozone reaches parts other cleaners cannot.

As ozone is a gas that is heavier than air, it can reach areas that other traditional cleaning methods cannot like under floorboards, behind cupboards in the loft space or other restricted spaces and other hard to reach areas. They can be used to remove smells from the car of heavy smoker or one that has had milk , vomit or other nasties spilt underneath the seats or in the boot.

Ozone Used For Water Treatment

Ozone is used extensively in water treatment plants to improving water quality.

It is much more effective than chlorine, less expensive and because ozone is basically oxygen molecules is non toxic and better for the environment than chlorine or other chemicals which have been linked to cancer.

Food preservation

Ozone kills microbes and prevents mould spores growing which helps prolong the shelf life of fresh food.

Unlike using chemicals ozone leaves no chemical residue, does not produce any harmful by priducts and leaves no aftertaste.

By washing fruit and vegetable in ozonised water or subjecting meat to an ozone filled environment will slow down the ageing process and keep the food fresher for longer reducing water through spoilage.

For more details on how ozone can help protect your staff and customers contact us. We will be ahppy to answer any questions or queries that you have and advise you on the best system for your situation.

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Low Level Ozone Generators Proven To be 90% Effective Against the Coronavirus Say Japanese Scientists

In what is a major development, scientists in Japan have shown that low levels of ozone was 90% effective at destroying COVID-19.

This is a huge step forward as it shows that ozone at 0.05 to 0.1 ppm which is considered to be harmless to humans at these levels can be used to help protect people in communal areas like toilets, wash room, kitchens and waiting areas for example.

Unlike the high level ozone generators which can be harmful to humans and animals if exposed for long periods, the low level units that have been used for air purification for many years can also be used safely to help control the virus and reduce the risk of people being infected in these common areas.

Ozone, which is a gas that is heavier than air will sanitise the air as well as the surfaces that is touches giving multiple levels of protection.

Ozone should not be used as a replacement for manual cleaning but should be used as another layer of protection for customers and staff alike.

Ozone machines are being used in many locations and for many different uses.

Ozone is highly reactive and very effective at killing viruses, bacteria, pests, insects, molds, and more. In fact, it is a more powerful oxidizer than bleach or peroxide.

Larger Industrial-level ozone generators like the ones we supply can provide enough oxidising power to disinfect entire houses or buildings, and even sanitise surgery rooms to a pharmaceutical-grade level. However, low level machines can also be very useful in helping keep COVID-19 at bay.

Link to the Reuters article

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese researchers said on Wednesday that low concentrations of ozone can neutralise coronavirus particles, potentially providing a way for hospitals to disinfect examination rooms and waiting areas.

Scientists at Fujita Health University told a news conference they had proven that ozone gas in concentrations of 0.05 to 0.1 parts per million (ppm), levels considered harmless to humans, could kill the virus.

The experiment used an ozone generator in a sealed chamber with a sample of coronavirus. The potency of the virus declined by more than 90% when subjected to low level ozone for 10 hours.

“Transmission of the novel coronavirus may be reduced by continuous, low-concentration ozone treatment, even in environments where people are present, using this kind of system,” said lead researcher Takayuki Murata.

“We found it to be particularly effective in high-humidity conditions.”

Ozone, a type of oxygen molecule, is known to inactivate many pathogens, and previously experiments have shown that high concentrations, between 1-6 ppm, were effective against the coronavirus but potentially toxic to humans.

A recent study at the Georgia Institute of Technology showed that ozone may be effective in disinfecting gowns, goggles and other medical protective equipment.

Fujita Medical University Hospital, in Aichi prefecture central Japan, has installed ozone generators to reduce infection in waiting areas and patient rooms.

Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Robert Birsel

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What Are Disinfectants?

Disinfectants play an important role in helping to keep our world safe from infection-causing diseases. They’re used to kills germs in our homes, schools, and hospitals.

Soap and water can usually do the job of removing dirt or stains from various surfaces. But disinfectants are needed to ensure that the areas being cleaned are sanitised.

Disinfecting is required for killing germs that live on surfaces and lead to infection, including bacteria such as MRSA, Staph, Salmonella and E. coli, viruses such as influenza (the “flu” virus) and rhinovirus (one of the causes of the common cold) and the fungus that causes athlete’s foot.

One of the most common disinfectants is bleach. Because bleach is powerful enough to kill E. coli and the flu virus.

Households and hospitals have been using bleach for more than 100 years. From kitchens and bathrooms to operating rooms and everywhere in between, bleach plays an important role in health and safety.

Bleach disinfects our household surfaces, and breaks down into raw materials we encounter every day. Bleach is derived from sodium chloride, common table salt.

Not all disinfectants contain bleach. Some products contain hydrogen peroxide and others, such as disinfecting wipes, have quaternary ammonium compounds that also help kill germs.

Disinfectant has its place and has been used for many years and has its place in all cleaning processes. Ozone sanitisers will take it to the next level and should be used in all deep clean situations.

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Ozone, The Most Powerful Disinfectant on the Planet that virtually No One Knows About.

The speed that the COVID-19 virus spread took world by surprise and there is no doubt it is here to stay for the foreseeable future. It has changed the way we live, probably forever.

Every corner of the world has been affected with many millions of people infected. It is imperative that we do all that we can to try and help slow the spread of this disease down.

The pandemic has had people scrambling for effective ways to protect their staff and customers and keep them safe. Primarily this is being achieved through new processes and cleaning regimes which is obviously different for each type of business. One very important thing is to find an efficient way disinfect and sanitise their business.  

Ozone is fast becoming the go-to option and could very well be the best kept secret killer of Coronavirus. There have been numerous scientific studies that has proven that ozone not only kills the coronavirus but over 99% of bacteria, viruses and pathogens in the air as well as on surfaces and objects.

It was also proven to be highly effective against MERS and the SARS outbreak at the beginning of the 2000s, and it can do the same for COVID.

The thing is, apart from food processing companies, brewers, fishing trawlers and water treatment plants very few people have actually heard of or understand just how good ozone sanitisation is.

However, this is changing as more and more people discover just how easy and effective using ozone as part of their cleaning regime is.

What is Ozone?      

Ozone is basically gaseous oxygen with one extra oxygen atom. Ozone can quickly oxidise and destroy organic materials. It begins work instantly destroying the airborne pathogens, bacteria, viruses and mould in seconds.

Ozone is heavier than air and it continues its work as it lands on surfaces and objects in the room including all of those hard to reach and inaccessible places. This is why it can be used very effectively to disinfect and sanitise all sorts of surfaces.

All you need is a machine that generates ozone and we have you covered there.

There are basically 2 different types of ozone generators you can use.

Low Concentration Sanitisers

These produce low levels of ozone and can be used 24/7 continuously sanitising the area that they are installed. These units are ideal for washrooms, toilets, shower blocks, changing rooms hallways and stairwells for example.

High Level Ozone Sanitisers  

These ozone generators are designed to shock a room and can be used in almost any home or work environment. They are used to sanitise and disinfect offices, hotel rooms, reception areas, shops, kitchens, pubs, bars and restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, nurseries and any other area where you need to keep clean and sanitised.  

Once the area has been cleaned down, the ozone sanitising unit is switched on, and the room is vacated. Leaving the ozone to do its job. Once it is finished, between 20 minutes and an hour, (depending on the size of the room) the room is then aired and ready to use.

The Difference Between Cleaning, Disinfecting & Sanitising

Methods such as pressure washing are going to be very effective in being able to deep clean your business and soap, water and good old elbow grease are also proven methods of cleaning, though, is not exactly the same thing as sanitising. In this case, the benefits that you can get from using an ozone generator are far better than you are going to be able to achieve with conventional cleaning methods.

When you clean, you have one goal in mind; turn something that looks dirty into something that is sparkling clean. If you are disinfecting or sanitising, you are trying to kill germs and bacteria that live within every surface and object as well as in the air that we breathe. While sanitising an area may not provide results that are easy to see and feel, this process is essential as part of your efforts against Coronavirus.   

Is Ozone Safe To Use?

Ozone has a very distinct smell when a generator produces it; you are most likely going to be able to smell it in the air and know that the ozone generator is doing its job of sanitisation.  

As with any powerful disinfectant, you need to take precautions when using the larger ozone generators. Unlike chlorine or sodium hypochlorite, which can leave toxic residue on your surface’s ozone reverts back to oxygen and, once dissipated, leaves no residue making it entirely safe to use in every area and every type of business.

Should I Be Looking At Ozone As A Viable Way To Combat COVID-19?

Disinfecting your business or home with ozone generators can undoubtedly go a long way in keeping the airspace free of COVID-19. That means you can relax with some of the other measures that you might take to prevent it. Keeping all of the different objects in and around your house clean can also help.

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Using an ozone generator in the right dosage is not going to harm you, your staff or your customers. At the end of the day, we are talking about a low-risk, high reward method that can allow you to sleep better at night.

It is powerful, effective and fast, so using ozone can be a win-win and help you in the fight against coronavirus.   

Contact us for more information or to better understand how an ozone generator can be used in your business.

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What is Ozone

What is ozone?

Ois ozone, i.e. gaseous oxygen with an extra oxygen atom loosely bound to the oxygen molecule. Ozone is a strong oxidising compound which rapidly oxidises organic materials, iron, manganese and other substances when it is added to drinking water. In addition, it is an extremely effective disinfectant against bacteria and viruses.

O is the chemical symbol for an oxygen atom.

O2 is the chemical symbol for a molecule of oxygen, i.e. two oxygen atoms firmly bonded together. This is the gas which we humans and animals breathe. The air we breathe consists of about 20% oxygen and about 79% nitrogen, the rest being carbon dioxide and several inert gases such as argon and neon.

O3 is ozone, i.e. gaseous oxygen with an extra oxygen atom loosely bound to the oxygen molecule. Ozone is a strong oxidising compound which rapidly oxidises organic materials, iron, manganese and other substances when it is added to drinking water. In addition, it is an extremely effective disinfectant against bacteria and viruses.

Ozone is a light bluish gas with a marked pungent smell even in very low concentrations.

Ozone is very unstable and therefore has a short life. The gas decomposes within 30-40 minutes and forms oxygen, i.e. the completely safe gas we ourselves breathe.

The quantity of ozone normally added to drinking water in the treatment stage is very small, 0,5-5 g per 1 000 litres.

In addition to its extremely good disinfectant properties, ozone also improves the smell and taste of drinking water and has a bleaching effect on discoloured water. Chlorine in the various forms in which it is added to drinking water as a disinfecting agent can, in certain cases, impair taste and smell and, in isolated cases, give rise to carcinogenic by-products: these aspects can be totally avoided by using ozone.

Ozone kills bacteria about 3 200 times faster than chlorine.

Ozone is produced by electrical discharge e.g. when there is a thunderstorm with lightening or through spark formation e.g. in electrical welding. Strong UV radiation also produces ozone.

The use of ozone in drinking water in Sweden has until recently not been routine. However, there is currently a marked trend towards an increased use of ozone and an understanding of its many advantages.

The use of ozone in Europe and the USA is much wider than in Sweden. Perhaps this is because, compared with large parts of the rest of the world, we have such large reserves of good quality raw water for drinking water use.

Think of the ozone layer which surrounds our earth and which is talked about so often as a protective UV filter against the strong rays of the sun. Without this, the environment in which we live would be threatened!

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What type of business can benefit from Ozone clean

You want to open our doors safely next week!

One business sector currently seeing a surge in sales is chemical and disinfectant manufactures.

Many of these products unfortunately work against everything we believe in, regarding climate change.

So, what are my options, what can I do ?

Just in the past 3 months, we have already supplied our natural OZONE generators to a range of businesses.

AirBNB Apartments, Flats, Houses

Barbers, Boat yards, Bistros, Care Homes, Carpet Cleaners, Cars Cigarette Smoke

Classrooms, Coffee Shops, Cruise Ships, Caravans, Caravan parks, Cleaning companies, Cleaners,

Day Care Centres, Dog kennels, Dormitories , Duct and Carpet Sanitising, Duct Sanitising with Ozone Generator

Dust Mites with Ozone Generators, Fire Damage, Fire Restoration

Flood Damage and Ozone Generator, Food Odours , Flats Homes, Fitness centres, Gymnasiums 

Houses, Hairdressing Salons, Holiday parks , Holiday lodges  

Infection Control, Kindergartens, Kitchens, Laundry Room

Locker Rooms, Mildew, Mould, Motels. Musty smells,Pests, Pubs, Physiotherapy clinics 

Real Estate, Rental Cars, Restaurants, RV’s, Schools, Student Accommodation, Short term Rentals 

Tobacco Odours, Taxi companies, Vehicle Odours, Viruses, CV19, SARs, Water Damage

Caravan parks are capitalising on the benefits of OZONE

Saves Time and Money:

When you invest in a Mountain Fresh Ozone generator it will ensure you maintain sterile sanitised areas which will pay for itself in as little as 3 months, not only will you save hundreds of £££s but after a hard day’s work, you simply flick a switch and can be assured that when you arrive back at your salon/clinic shop the next morning you will enter a Mountain Fresh  Environment.

Even a small business spending just an extra £8 per week on disinfectant and other cleaning products in the next two years will spend nearly £1000

Although this sounds a Magic solution… it is not!

However, it will clean and sanitise the air you breathe and provides a clean fresh sterile area for all staff and customers at a flick of a switch. Saving Time and Money

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How to reopen your salon safely

Below are our recommendations for the successful transition from lockdown to the reopening of your successful Hair Salon.

We have already researched and worked with various salons in Spain, which have now already reopened and learnt from valuable mistakes.

We can now help you to be ready for the big day!

Our recommendations will ensure a safe opening and onward journey for your SALON/CLINIC, saving time money, and stress.

One of the most important factors we recognised is the extra time that will need to be allocated for deep cleaning each night. We will eliminate part of this time for you and your team with our OZONE clean ensuring a full sterile area for your Salon with EnVIRUSafe

Cleaning with OZONE destroys all Bacteria and Viruses

Chiropractor and Physiotherapy
opening safely

Thank you so much to EnVIRUSafe, by supplying the Mountain Fresh Ozone machine to us last month, we have been able to reopen faster and provide an ongoing solution for our clients. It honestly saves at least an hour per day of otherwise further manual cleaning. After a full day treating clients bad backs, its rewarding to know the EnVIRUSafe has our back.

Isobel Fergusson June 2020

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Is Ozone A Covid19 Killer?

People are talking about ozone, it seems everyone is talking about the benefits of ozone with some people some calling it the “Covid killer”!

Are they right and is an Ozone Generator the answer to the issues we all face in trying to protect our staff and customers.

Whilst everybody knows that ozone protects the planet and that there is a big hole in it, due to climate change, until recently, very few people had actually heard of ozone generators.

Ozone has been used by industry for many years. It is the second most powerful disinfectant known to man, heat being number one.

It has been used to sterilise and disinfect food processing and water treatment plants on large scale. It is used in large fishing trawlers that are out at sea for weeks on end to prolong the life of the fish.

It is also known for its ability to remove bad smells and odours. Ozone actually destroys the bacteria that makes the smell it doesn’t just mask it like most other cleaners .

As it is a gas and heavier than air, it also gets into every nook and cranny killing all the bacteria which created the smells in the first place.

Cleaning companies and car valeter’s are some of the smaller companies who know and use this technology to great effect.

However, with the challenges that Covid19 has thrown at us businesses are looking for new, faster ways to keep their staff and customers safe while still being able to run their business and provide the products and services in a safe environment.

Is Ozone the Answer?

There is no doubt that ozone is a powerful tool against coronavirus. It has been proven in numerous studies to kill the virus within seconds of coming in contact with it. The use of Ozone generators to sanitise, disinfect and sterilise your business premisis is without doubt an ecellent tool to have in your virus killing armoury.

Ozone as we have already mentioned is a gas that is heavier than air and, if enough ozone is present in the room or the space is exposed to lower amounts of ozone for longer periods of time it will destroy bacteria, viruses and airborne pathogens not just for coronavirus but many others too.

Ozone Versus Fogging

Cleaning companies are offering businesses a fogging service where a disinfectant is sprayed in the room to disinfect the space. The problem with this is that most disinfectant leave a toxic residue and it is questionable how safe they are when used in food storage or processing areas.

Ozone is made up of oxygen particles, 3 of them actually. Once the ozone has done its work it breaks back down into oxygen making it 100% safe in food areas.

Is Ozone Safe?

Compared to other disinfectants yes, it is reasonably safe. It is not a good idea to be in a room where there are high levels of ozone as it can cause sore throats and irritation and with prolonged exposure breathing difficulties. Unlike chlorine and hydrogen peroxide, two other strong disinfectants, there have been no recorded deaths from ozone.

Keeping within the recommended safety limits will ensure that you have no ill affects from ozone and staying out of the room whilst it is being shocked and waiting for it to revert back to oxygen is obviously the main thing.