The aromas that waft out of commercial kitchens all across America are known to attract far more that just hungry humans. They also invite one of the biggest food service industry bane of them all, filth flies. It is widely accepted that they can detect odors up to roughly 5-miles away and fly 20-miles in one clip. Consequently, once filth flies detect a scent that they find favorable, it doesn't take them long to gravitate towards it and start breeding.
Thankfully, there are tools and actions restaurateurs may use to keep filth flies at bay. Using the QT Thunder-24 on a daily basis to keep the kitchen’s interior smelling like fresh air is one of them. It is a 14-pound, electric-powered air purifier that generates 1,250 mg per hour of ozone. At that level, the ozone is strong enough to remove odors that commonly ring flies’ dinner bells from 20,000-square feet of space. The list of the types of odors that we are referring to includes, but isn't confined to stale beer, sour mops, spoiled foods and stagnant water.
Each of the QT Thunder-24 is 8.75-inches tall, 7.5-inches wide and 11.75-inches long. So they can easily be tucked away in an inconspicuous area of the kitchen and set to kick on automatically after the restaurant closes. The units will last for up to 20-years and come with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer. Of course they are not the only tools that restaurateurs may use to combat filth flies.
It is important to routinely train restaurant staff how to handle sanitation issues too. Once they are fully trained, they’ll know when and how to do other preventive tasks, like periodic drain cleaning and the secure storage of refuse. To learn more about the QT Thunder-24
and other air purifiers that may help keep restaurant odors down to an unnoticeable level, please contact us today.
When you are in the business of running a daycare facility, you know that cleanliness is indeed next to godliness. Yet in spite of your best efforts, there occasionally is a smell that creeps into these types of facilities. It starts small and is easy to ignore but when the temperatures heat up, the smells intensify. Natural odor control is a must for a daycare facility that cannot rely on harsh chemicals and sprays to fight bacteria and the odors they cause.
Understanding Odors in the Daycare Setting
Even if you take out your garbage frequently, an odor problem can still develop. These smells come from diaper containers, from baby spit-up, from the spilled milk that the toddlers did not tell you about right away and from the ground-in banana pieces that have been forgotten in the corner. If you prepare food on the premises, cooking scents also mix with the smells that the presence of multiple children creates.
How Does Ozone Make a Difference?
Since you need to use a natural way of odor control to protect the children from the harm that could be caused by spray scents, which usually do little more than mask the odors anyway, ozone is a good option. It eliminates food and human odors as well as those that are caused by mildew and trash. What separates ozone from spray scents and plug-in deodorizers is its ability to destroy the odor-causing bacteria rather than just masking the smells.
Ozone directly attacks odor-causing sources in the air, in fabrics and also on hard surfaces. Since the ions produced by modern ozone generators interact with the dust particles in the air, you reap the fringe benefit of having a cleaner overall daycare environment as well as the removal of the offending odors. When you combine this odor destruction program with your standard cleanliness protocols, your daycare facility should remain sanitary and devoid of gradually worsening offensive smells.
Choosing the Right Ozone Unit
There is a wide variety of ozone units currently on the market. The size of your daycare determines the model that is most likely to provide you with the service you need at a cost that you can afford. Take for example the QT Thunder.
This unit is perfect for a smaller facility of about 300 square feet. Its deodorizing powers go to work in as little as 15 minutes, which allows you to put the unit on a timer to go off after the daycare is closed for the evening. A solid five-year warranty and 20-year life expectancy ensures that you get plenty of use out of this machine.
If your daycare is larger, consider the Rainbowair 250 Series II. The manufacturer designed this machine to tackle facilities that measure up to 2,500 square feet. With a similar warranty in place, this machine is lightweight and easy to operate. When not in use, it conveniently stores in your broom closet until it is time to engage the cleaning protocol.
Find out which ozone machine is right for you. Contact us today to find out more about the different models and their operations.
It’s no secret that many things can go wrong during a banquet hall or catered affair. There could be problems with the food, beverages or wait staff as well as with the room itself. It could be poorly lit, too hot, too cold or just plain reek. Thankfully, there are actions banquet managers and catering companies may take to head off some of those problems at the pass. Investing in a QT Hurricane is one of the best ones.
Why? The QT Hurricane is a compact, lightweight, easy-to-carry air purifier made by Queenaire. It runs on 120V/60W of power and is capable of generating 80-1,800 mg/hr of ozone, which is enough to rid a 20,000 square foot size banquet or catering hall of unpleasant odors. Because it relies on naturally occurring ozone, the QT Hurricane doesn’t mask odors found in a banquet room’s window treatments, carpeting, upholstered chairs and table linens either. Instead, it draws them out into the open and thoroughly destroys them in a remarkably short amount of time.
That said, banquet and catering managers may use the QT Hurricane to help manage indoor air quality both before and after special events. The other nice thing about the QT Hurricane is its timer settings. They allow catering and banquet managers to program the machine to run for up to 7 days without manual intervention. So essentially, it may be programmed, placed inside of the banquet or catering hall and allowed to run before the guests arrive. Doing so should help remove particulate matter and any musty odors from the air. Once the function ends, managers could program the QT Hurricane to kick on after the staff leaves the building. That should help remove any food, beverage and smoke odors that may have occurred as a result of the catered affair.
To learn more about the QT Hurricane and why it’s consistently proven to be a banquet manager and catering company’s best friend, pleasecontact us.
If you love to read all things Apartment Therapy, then you already know that a home’s odors have a tendency to run the gamut. Some rentals smell phenomenally good, like brown sugar and spice. And others are filled with strong, offensive scents that are enough to make a person’s nose hairs want to retire and head to Florida. Of course there are those individuals that would choose the scent of sugar and spice over some obnoxious funk any day of the week. But there are also folks who feel that both scenarios are equally as bad. For them, we’d like to point out some of the tremendous benefits of eliminating apartment odors naturally.
Eliminating apartment odors naturally ensures that the air doesn’t smell like a perfume factory or a garbage dump. Instead, if done correctly, it will leave the apartment smelling like the fresh outdoors from the top to the bottom. And who doesn’t find the scent of fresh air appealing? Transforming repulsive apartment odors into one that everyone can live with isn’t a laborious or time consuming task either. It often starts and ends with turning a few knobs and pressing the buttons on an ozone generator.
Unlike scented sprays, mulling spices and other methods designed to remove apartment odors, ozone generators get plugged into an electrical outlet. The units feature settings and a power button that are very easy to use, regardless of the odor fighting situation at hand. Once the settings are adjusted and the unit is turned on, it will start producing powerful ozone. The good news is it’s one of the most effective and efficient, natural odor neutralizers on the entire planet.
The ozone, just like it does in outdoor settings, will quickly seek out and decimate all of the offending apartment odors. When it’s through, renters may simply shut the machine off and tidy up their apartments with their favorite, scent free cleaning products. Afterward, the apartment will smell as inviting as the great, unspoiled outdoors. To learn more about which air purifiers would be perfect for arriving at such a state of apartment bliss, please contact us today.
Okay, so there is no denying that puppies are some of the cutest creatures on the planet. Unfortunately, they, and their adult counterparts, can also stink, quite literally. Have you ever wondered why that’s so and what may be done to correct it? Well, we have the answer. So read on for a whiff of refreshing relief:
Perhaps the University of Cambridge’s Naked Scientists break down the why behind the wet dog smell the best. They attribute it to the bacteria and yeast that naturally like to set up residence on a dog’s body. Apparently, those microscopic odor creators get more pungent when combined with evaporating water. But they aren’t the only reasons why dogs can smell downright obnoxious.
Dogs of all ages also excrete natural substances that many humans may find offensive. Examples include anal gland fluid, urine, excrement, emesis, ear wax and sebaceous oils. They may also develop health conditions that create odors. Common ones are mouth infections, anal gland abscesses, ear infections, tartar build-up and yeast infections.
Bodily fluids, micro-organisms and disease aren’t the only culprits either. Doggy odor can also be brought about by a flatulence-causing diet and encounters with odorous items (e.g. rolling in garbage or being sprayed by a skunk). The good news is dog lovers don’t have to be stuck with the ghastly pet odor forever.
Providing canines of ages with routine healthcare, a proper diet, regular grooming and a sanitary place to play is an excellent start. Using ozone generators to clear away any remaining puppy p.u. is a fabulous way to continue. The generators are capable of removing pet odors and particulate matter from the air. To learn more about the generators and how they can help a doggy’s home smell fresh like the great outdoors, please contact us by calling (866) 676-9663.
Natatoriums and their adjacent locker room areas can be great places to visit, providing that they aren’t awash in offensive odors. Good thing there are ways managers can make sure that their venues smell fresh. Here’s a look at why indoor swimming pool odors occur and how people can improve air quality in their own natatoriums:
Odors occur in natatoriums due to a combination of elements. The list includes, but is by no means is restricted to the following items:
Therefore, a natatorium’s odors must be addressed using a multi-pronged approach. Installing a ventilation system capable of cooling the room and removing excess humidity is one step in the process. Maintaining a thorough cleaning routine and providing visitors with unscented, personal care products onsite are others.
As for the improper use of pool chemicals, that issue may be handled in several ways. Some natatorium owners opt to send staff to training classes or equip the pools with automatic chemical feed systems. Others choose to install several ozone systems. For example, one ozone system may be used to maintain the indoor pool’swater and another may be used to improve air quality. Personally, we feel that the ozone systems are best for a variety of reasons.
To begin with, natatoriums may experience staff turnover throughout the year and automatic chemical feed systems may irritate people with inherent sensitivities. Depending on which chemicals are used, they may also damage swimmers’ clothing and pool accessories (e.g. chlorine-faded swimsuits and water wings).
Ozone, on the other hand, is all-natural and the generators are long-lasting. So once a natatorium owner invests in an ozone generator, he or she won’t have to worry about it irritating customers or having to deal with continuous replacement costs. Plus, today’s ozone generators are quite affordable and come with many convenient, useful features. To learn more about the various ozone generators that can help natatorium managers improve air quality, please contact us by calling (866) 676-9663.