Any medical or care facility that has injured, frail and/or ill people residing in will no doubt suffer from the vast array of hospital odors and become aware of the problems these hospital odors can cause in the long run. Hospital odors will find themselves embedded in all fabrics and material such as bedding, curtains, furniture, upholstery and clothing. It is vital that all the soft furnishings and bedding be odorless and sanitary before the next resident is required to use them; it is important to not allow the people to catch any further infections and diseases while they are under care.
Since many airborne bacteria and toxins are present in hospital odors, the best way to create a pleasant, healthy and comfortable environment for the residents and staff is to make sure that you can eliminate all the hospital odors and purify the surrounding air. Even after the cleaning staff have worked their magic on a room that has been occupied and then vacated, it will still be at risk of hospital odors as the cleaning solutions will mask some of the odor. It is impossible to tell if all the germs and bacteria have left the area completely. Ozone odor control is highly effective as it works to eliminate any trace of the hospital odors at their core and attacks the source of the hospital odors directly so that they are unable to reproduce and return in the future.
Ozone molecules are created when a power surge is applied to oxygen atoms in the atmosphere and they are then released into the room where they begin to break down and return to their original state after about 20-30 minutes. Once broken down the oxygen atoms will attach to the hospital odor molecules and destroy their structure so that they are completely destroyed. To deodorize an entire hospital room, ozone technology is not only quick and easy; it is green and does not cause any damage to the atmosphere or planet.
Oxygen is naturally able to purify and oxidize the embedded hospital odors without the use of chemical based solutions or perfumes being used which can cause irritation, allergies and breathing difficulties, especially for the infirm and ailing. After using an ozone odor control device on a room, the following occupant will discover no trace of any hospital odors which were present before and will be able to have a comfortable and secure stay during their own course of treatment.
"Many hospitals around the world use large ozone generators to decontaminate operating rooms between surgeries. The rooms are cleaned and then sealed airtight before being filled with ozone which effectively kills or neutralizes all remaining bacteria."
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