In the November, 2013 issue of Restoration & Remediation Magazine, Tom McArdle Vice President of the Odorox Hydroxyl Group, discussed the growing use Hydroxyls in deodorization applications for disaster restoration companies.
Tom explains the advantages this way:
Unlike ozone, atmospheric hydroxyls are safe for people, animals, plants and all sensitive materials like rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, electronics, paper and artwork. Contents can be wet while being deodorized without the risk of bleaching.
Both contents and structure can be treated at the same time, and as conditions permit, certain packout activities can be avoided or substantially reduced.
Hydroxyl machines have proven to be effective for almost any odor. Hydroxyls are commonly used for treating odors caused by fire and smoke, Category 1 and Category 2 water losses, mold and VOCs. This technology is regularly deployed on losses ranging from large big box retail and industrial fires to residential Category 2 and 3 water losses. Hydroxyls have also proven to be very effective for odors that are difficult for ozone or other deodorization methods, such as those caused by protein fires, fuel oil, biohazard and sulfur compounds.
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