VOC Odors, VOC Gasses, Volatile Organic Compound Elimination, Chemical Smell Elimination. Use Odorox/Pyure Hydroxyl Processor to Completely Eliminate
Many people struggle to understand how to get rid of VOC gases, but hydroxyl radicals have been proven to decompose VOCs in the Odorox/Pyure machine itself as well as throughout the treatment space. This has been documented for more than 25 years. Hydroxyl radicals are able to decompose VOCs using a complex series of steps that results in the loss of carbon atoms, forming carbon dioxide. The maker of Odorox/Pyure technology, describes it as being a cascading effect that allows future generations of oxidants to dissociate and decompose VOCs. This occurs because oxygen is introduced into the carbon chains, making it possible to eradicate VOC in your space. Many VOCs are emitted as a gas from liquids and solids, and can include multiple chemicals that may adversely affect your health. It is normal for there to be higher concentrations of VOCs inside rather than outside since they are emitted by thousands of products. Organic chemicals are often present in products like varnishes, wax, and paints, as well as products used for disinfecting, cleaning, and degreasing. Even fuel is
made of up organic chemicals, and they can be released while in use or in storage.
The EPA released a study that showed that around twelve common organic pollutants are found in up to five times higher concentration inside a home than outside, no matter where the home is located. This study showed that people using products that have these organic chemicals in them put themselves and others at risk of high pollutant levels, and the VOCs can remain in the air even when the activity is finished, making it important to understand how to stop VOC.
Where Do VOCs Come from?
There are many household products that can produce VOCs, so it’s important that you understand the risk that you undertake when you use them. Products such asaerosol sprays, wood preservatives, paint, solvents, paint trippers, air fresheners, moth repellents, fuel, and even dry-cleaned clothing and pesticides can all release VOCs into your home.
There are additional products to be careful of, including carbonless copy paper, building materials, office equipment, correction fluid, adhesives, permanent markers, and even glue.
How VOCs Can Affect Your Health
There are a lot of negative health effects from VOCs, including liver and kidney damage, headaches, and nausea. Other symptoms include discomfort in the throat and nose, skin reactions, dizziness, and fatigue.
There are some VOCs that have no known health effects, while others are highly toxic. The time spent exposed to VOCs as well as the number of VOCs that are in your environment will play a huge role in the health problems you may experience. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
Respiratory and eye irritation
VOCs in Homes
Homes generally have between two and five times more VOCs than are found outside. Certain activities, like stripping paint, can increase this to up to 1,000 times more VOCs.
Ways to Reduce Exposure:
Increase ventilation when using VOC-emitting products
Heed label precautions
Don’t store opened containers inside
Remove sources of VOCs
Reduce exposure by applying a sealant on exposed surfaces of furniture
Rely on integrated pest management techniques
Follow manufacturers’ directions
Allow fresh air into your home
Keep products out of reach of pets and children
Don’t mix products
Throw away excess product that won’t be used
Follow Instructions and Dispose of Excess Product Carefully
To reduce Volatile Organic Compounds' impact on indoor air quality, make sure that you follow the label instructions and rid your home of excess products in a safe matter. You may have to take the products to a toxic collection program, and not just throw it away in your household trash.
Buy Smaller Amounts
Try to only buy the amount of products containing VOCs that you are going to use.
Reduce Emission Exposure
Try to reduce your time spent around products that contain methylene, as it can cause cancer in animals and mimic symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure. These products include adhesive removers, spray paints, and paint strippers. Also reduce your exposure to benzene, which is a known human carcinogen and found in paint, fuel, and tobacco smoke.
Reduce Exposure to Perchloroethylene Emissions
Your dry cleaned clothes can emit perchloroethylene, which is known to cause cancer in animals. Don’t accept dry cleaned clothes that have a strong odor, and if you continue to have a problem with strong odors, find a new dry cleaner.
PuroClean of Tampa Bay has had the opportunity to work with a hydroxyl generator that we purchased from Tom McArdle. We have used it with fires, mold damage, and smoke odor removal.
The technology has really added to our "tool set" and has worked very successfully to improve the outcomes of our emergency cleanups.
But, even more, it has been a privilege to work with Tom and Michael McArdle. They are tremendously responsive and supportive to our business needs. Time and time again they have gone "over and above" to help us get the job done more quickly with exceptional results. Soon after we purchased our first Odorox generator, we used it in a condo where one of the owners had been a heavy smoker for over 15 years. Unfortunately, the owner had painted over the nicotine stains and the odor on their walls, thereby, locking in the smoke odor. When our one machine could not clean it, Tom and Mike brought 3 more machines to get rid of the smoke odor completely. In addition, they came out daily to the condo to check how it was working and kept following up to see what else they could do.
Both Mike and Tom are exceptional business colleagues. We look forward to working with them, and their technology, long into the future. If any customers would like to contact us to discuss the product in more detail, Ali and I would be happy to speak with potential clients.
Mary O'Hara President
PuroClean of Tampa Bay
PuroClean of Tampa Bay
We are so please to share with you our testimony regarding the use and rental of the Boss Odorox generator. We have been in the retail dry-cleaning business since 1947, for the last fifteen years we also have been restoring textiles in south eastern Iowa which have been subject to fire, storm, and or flood. We have been users of ozone as a restorative additive to smoke removal and to some extent still do. Our use of the Odorox technology has allowed us to greatly reduce ozone usage in textile remediation.
We advertise odor management as a service both to textiles, which in includes drapery, carpet, and clothing. Our application of the Odorox technology has saved several property owners from having to replace carpet, has unexpectedly improved the health of an acute sensitivity to odors of one of the residents owners. We also rent this technology and have had, along with a subcontractor applied it to death clean up in a semi cab where the driver apparently died of a heart attack, but in warm weather and was not found for six days. In this case, after stripping and remediating the semi cab, the Odorox technology removed the final odors for good.
A partner in the dry cleaning and restoration business in Canada reported the
successful restoration of skunk smell that somehow got in to a men's clothing store.
The new clothes in this store were successfully remediated from the skunk smell without removing them from the premises. This is what prompted us to explore and eventually purchase the Odorox Boss.
In working with one of our ServiceMaster contractors on a fire/smoke environment which was light and no trace of residual sooting, we used the Odorox Boss in 6 days to restore the environment, while the people continued to work, and with out wipe down or other forms of remediation.
We have become confident in the use of Odorox technology, its safety, strength, and application. We would recommend anyone in the restoration business to explore the use of it.
Iris City Cleaners
Iris City Cleaners
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Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.