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Chinese Drywall: Big Problem Yields Big Opportunity

Posted by Tom McArdle on 11/6/18

Reactive drywall, more commonly known as Chinese drywall, was imported from China between 2001 and 2009 due to an American shortage of material. It contained extraneous materials such as sulfur, strontium, and iron. In warmer and more humid climates, this drywall emitted various sulfur gasses that caused copper and other metal surfaces to become black and powdery. This corroded the copper pipes, wiring, and A/C coils in all types of buildings, including homes and condominiums, and caused major damage to air conditioners, electrical wiring, plumbing, appliances, and electronics.

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Odor Removal Session Engages Audience at Preparing to Respond Conference

Posted by Tom McArdle on 10/9/18

Odorox Hydroxyl Group was proud to play a role in R&R's inaugural Preparing to Respond conference in early October in Tampa, Fla. The three-day event covered a number of topics related to catastrophic and large loss response.

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Large Loss Odor Removal: Q&A with Paul Davis National

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 1/26/18

Read the latest interview by our long-time customer Paul Davis National on R&R Magazine and find out how they tackle some of the largest spaces damaged by smoke and why they choose Hydroxyl technology.

Senior VP of Operations at Paul Davis National, J. Murphy, discusses how Odorox's Hydroxyl Generators reduce demo time, gets into spaces other products can’t, and works more effectively than the competition. You won’t want to miss this one!

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Understanding the Hazards of Fire Residue Encountered During the Restoration Process

Posted by Roger Sheppard on 12/15/15

An extensive literature review was undertaken by Michael A. Pinto CSP, CMP, and David Batts to determine the types and levels of contaminants present in a building following a fire. A thorough review of currently available literature uncovered significant research regarding the sorts of contaminants that are produced during building fires, as well as the type and extent of airborne and surface contaminants that are produced in such conflagrations. A wide variety of noxious materials were identified from multiple studies, with the consistent warning that attempts to fully characterize hazards associated with fires are inherently limited due to the vast array of products that can be impacted and the individual progression that each structure fire takes.

The goal of this literature review was to answer the following questions:

  1. Are certain harmful contaminants or intermediate compounds typically present in a fire-damaged structure?
  2. Are environments subject to fire restoration generally safe or generally unsafe during the various stages of restoration work?
  3. Are certain types of fires or time periods after fires more dangerous than others?
  4. Is there consensus regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the restoration of fire-damaged buildings?

Please download the study to read the full article:

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Article Published in December 2015 Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Magazine

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The New Tool for Deodorization: Hydroxyl Generators

Posted by Tom McArdle on 11/19/13

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.

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Contents Industry Review Magazine Article - A Fresh Perspective on Contents Deodorization

Posted by Tom McArdle on 8/14/13

Here is an article that just appeared in the Contents Industry Review July Issue  that Tom McArdle was asked to write:

The Odorox® hydroxyl generating technology has proven to be an extremely effective method for deodorizing contents. The Odorox® systems were originally designed for eliminating odors and pathogens encountered by large industrial facilities like sewage plants, rendering plants, trash transfer stations, and food/beverage manufacturers. Five years ago, Odorox® technology was introduced to the disaster cleanup market and has since provided restoration companies with a safe, fast, and effective solution for permanent deodorization as an alternative to conventional deodorization methods such as ozone, filters, or chemicals.

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HGI Signs National Sales & Marketing Agreement With The Hydroxyl Group

Posted by Tom McArdle on 10/22/12

HGI Industries, Inc. of Boynton Beach, Florida is pleased to announce that it has entered into a National Sales agreement with The Hydroxyl Group (THG) to market and sell its Odorox® line of Disaster Cleanup products throughout the United States.

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