If your home smells musty, you have mold. The first thing you should do is invest in a de-humidifier. I like the ones that can attach to a hose (that is connected to a drain) so that you don’t have to constantly change a bucket. The second thing you should do is utilize ozone shock treatments to kill surface molds as well as airborne mold spores.
SURFACE MOLD? OZONE SHOCK TREATMENT NEEDED
If you have surface mold, the first thing you should probably do is test to make sure it’s not the toxic variety. If it is, then you need to contact your insurance company and if you’re a renter, an attorney. Toxic mold is nothing to blow-off. The implications can be deadly.
If you have regular mold, and your place smells musty, then you should go on the offensive. Your battle plan should look like this: 1) Get a de-humidifier and get the humidity level to 30% or lower. 2) Perform several ozone shock treatments to kill the airborne mold spores and kill any surface molds. This will also kill the dust mites and neutralize their feces (major indoor air allergen). 3) Moving forward, perform daily ozone shock treatments of one hour when nobody is home. 4) Consider getting an in-duct UVC system for your HVAC system.
WHY FOREVER OZONE GENERATORS?
Our “cost per milligram of ozone” is the lowest yet we have the best warranty (lifetime) and service (we answer the phone). This is important because you need a lot of ozone power, at least 30,000 mg/h to treat a 1500 or so square foot home with 50% humidity levels, and you need to be able to move a lot of air. Why? Ozone production is reduced by 50% at 50% humidity. Professionals that get paid thousands of dollars to do ozone shock treatments come in with 2 times that, or 60,000 mg/h, but that’s because they want to make sure the job is done right the first time, and time is of the essence.
Traditional ozone generators only have a 100 CFM fan. That’s not enough to “churn” the air and create untra high concentrations of ozone. Ozone generators convert oxygen in the air into ozone, and without a high CFM fan, they just create an ozone cloud near the unit. Our 30,000 ($219), 50,000 ($329) or 80,000 mg/h ($579) commercial ozone generator kits feature 3000-4000 CFM commercial metal blade fans that can blast high concentrations of ozone towards the roof. Since ozone is heavier than air, the air near the roof will be forced down to ground level where it will quickly be ozonated by our 3 to 8 ozone generator fan kits. Using traditional ozone generators will freshen the air, but if you want to kill mold like a pro, you need professional ozone shock treatment equipment, and Forever Ozone has proprietary equipment that is at the top of the class at creating high ozone concentrations fast.