Ozone and Fire & Flood Restoration

FLOOD DAMAGE

Houses in areas prone to flooding can often suffer flood damage. As anyone who has seen the aftermath can tell you, it can be one of the most difficult and pernicious events to clean up after. Dirty water gets into every nook and cranny, creating a hundred potential sources of damp, mould and odour to try and remove. This is the principal reason why cleanup operations are so costly, and why it can take anything up to months before a family can move back into their home.

Ozone generators are an excellent solution to many of these problems. Ozone will eradicate all existent bacteria and potential viruses from every room in an affected house. Persistent odours from damp will be thoroughly removed. A generator could be used in two ways at once. It can be used once the house has dried out, but before cleaning has started, to prevent any further spread of mould caused by damp, meaning the actual cleanup will take less time. It can also be used as a finishing touch on a restoration project, making permanent all the efforts to make the house inhabitable again.

Many people suffer from asthma in houses affected by damp and flooding because of spores in the air, and general moist conditions. An ozone generator will remove from the air the spores that accelerate the spread of mould. People will be able to move back into their homes much more quickly than they could have otherwise.


FIRE DAMAGE

Fire damage to a home is actually two-fold. It can obviously take the form of blackened and burnt objects and rooms, but it can also mean a blanket of smoke damage to every fibre and fabric in the building—including the walls themselves. Being inside a home affected by a fire is like sitting in a smoker's room at the airport. It costs a great deal of money to replace items damaged by smoke, as well as redecorate rooms that weren't necessarily harmed by flames but are nevertheless ruined.

Ozone can save an immense amount of time, effort and money in the restoration following these terrible events. A generator will produce enough ozone to physically remove all sources of odour left behind by a fire, including furniture, curtains, clothing, carpets and wallpaper. Upholstery in particular absorbs smoke like a sponge, and is the household item most commonly in need of replacement. Ozone will even filter through into the stuffing of armchairs and eradicate odours, meaning they will smell as good as new without you having to do so much as lift a finger.

Keep in mind that fragrances and "odour removers" are actually only masking odours. Some people think that they can save money by simply spraying everything with these chemicals, but they wear off over time, and the original odour will persist. This is especially true of furniture in regular use, since friction from people sitting down rubs off a little more of the fragrance. An ozone generator is so effective it only needs to do its work once.