VOC Odors, VOC Gasses, Volatile Organic Compound Elimination, Chemical Smell Elimination. Use Odorox 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 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 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.
Benefits of Odorox Technology, Testimonials from our Customers
Major Canadian Insurance Adjuster takes notice of Hydroxyl Benefits
Recently I've had the chance to see the hydroxyl machines in action in two claims that we worked on together and I have to tell you how impressed I am that these machines actually do what they claim.
First there was the liability claim at the 15,000 square foot office building in Cambridge that was under construction. Our insured was doing some work in the building and accidentally started a small fire. Smoke went throughout the building and since the drywall was all new it had not been sealed or painted yet. Although there was very little soot deposit, odour was the bigger problem. We were faced with the real possibility of having to replace the drywall at a cost well over $150,000. Even to Kilz paint it would have been in excessive of $80,000. There was also an exposure related to income loss if there were delays in the completion of the building.
The hydroxyl machines that you recommended and used on this claim did an amazing job of removing the entire smoke odour to everyone's satisfaction and in a mere seven days and at a cost of under $30,000! The construction workers were even able to continue to work while the machines were running.
The second claim involved a diner inside a local bus terminal. There was a small electrical fire in the storage room. The sprinklers put the fire out but smoke went throughout the storage and kitchen areas. Again odour was the bigger problem once the water clean-up was done. PDS put in a hydroxyl machine for two days to eliminate the smoke odour. A few weeks later I met with our insured who commented that not only did the smoke odour disappear but so had the odour of the grease. He was very pleased with our claims service and PDS.
I certainly will be asking other contractors to use this equipment in other claims involving odours. I'm confident that it works really well and the potential for saving money is huge.
Canadian National Insurance Company
Canadian Insurance Company
On March 22, I received a phone call from the President and chief mechanic at Infinity Air in Nashua, NH. They explained to me that they had a large fire in one of their airplane hangars. The fire had destroyed one airplane and the intense smoke and soot had penetrated a brand new Mooney Acclaim Type S aircraft. The owner of the smoke damaged Mooney who had stored his airplane in the hangar was beside himself and insistent on having the carpets, interior liners, leather seats, and flight instruments completely removed and rebuilt back to the original condition because he felt the smoke odors and residue would never fully be gone from his prized airplane (estimated cost was $25,000.00).
After several conversations with the demanding plane owner the airport personnel had calmed him down enough to agree to try and clean the aircraft before just 'gutting' it. They had called two cleaning companies before calling Allpro. Both companies stated they could clean the aircraft and rid the plane of odor. Their estimates to restore the aircraft were significantly higher.
When Infinity air had called me and told me all this information I had only one question for them 'How do the two other companies plan to attack the smoke odor inside the aircraft?'
The chief mechanic told me 'They plan on thoroughly cleaning the aircraft by hand then installing an ozone machine inside the cabin to eradicate and residual odors.' As you know ozone has been known to deteriorate plastics and rubber.
I was very adamant with the staff at infinity air NOT to let anyone deodorize an airplane with ozone. The last thing they need is an airplane with compromised rubber seals, fittings and gaskets.
They were so pleased that they called me because it was not explained to them by the other cleaning companies that ozone could affect the aircraft. They asked me how I would restore the airplane and I told them I would use soot sponges and neutral cleaners for the cleaning and then explained the Hydroxyl technology to them. They were amazed that this technology exist and were very impressed with my knowledge on how to properly clean an airplane. I told them I could completely restore the aircraft back to original condition for a fraction of the interior replacement cost and would guarantee the distraught owner of the plane would have no evidence of anything ever happening to his airplane.
Needless to say I was hired and 100% successful. Three days after the job was completed I called Infinity Air to get an update on the job. They couldn't say enough nice things about what we had accomplished and were even more amazed that the airplane had no evidence of soot or odor other than the 'new car' smell it had before the fire. The XL 3 and Boss systems are amazing and our number one tool now on all odor related jobs we do.
I have gotten nothing but rave reviews from adjusters who want to implement the Hydroxyl system on more restoration jobs.
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.