1Can a Dr. Clean Tile Ozone treatment make my home healthier?
Once the treatment on your home begins our ozone technology will begin to generate a cloud of ozone that will spread throughout your home until it eventually fills and saturates the structure many times over. Ozone is nature's active element, so it will follow and replace oxygen until there is no more oxygen present within the structure. The ozone cloud will even travel through and behind your walls, and into ventilation ducts resulting in a truly ozone filled environment. The cloud of ozone is the cleaning agent, disinfecting and oxidizing every square inch of surface within your home, leaving it completely free of germs, bacteria, viruses, micro-organisms. mold and odors.
The ozone is also able to clean deep into carpeting, drapery, furniture cushions, pillows, bed linens, mattresses and clothing! Because the ozone goes everywhere oxygen is present, even the smallest places, (in between the buttons of the remote control, and between the keys of a computer keyboard) are completely cleaned and disinfected of germs and bacteria, with no need whatsoever to remove any material furnishings. The initial application on most homes and businesses can be treated within 12 total hours.
Ozone is now known to be nature’s most powerful disinfectant, and our services utilize the strength of this organic gas to sterilize bacteria, mold, mildew, and any harmful contaminants within your indoor structure.
As our Ozone generators emit ozone concentrations above OSHA/EPA allowable limits so we require humans and animals to leave the premises during the ozone treatment process.
2Doesn’t the EPA say any amount of Ozone is hazardous to your health?
YES! We use it safely, in unoccupied spaces, when you return; the air is safe and cleaner than ever before!
3What about those machines you put in the corner or on a coffee table that emit ozone and ions and clean the air in my home?
Confirm this answer with the EPA as well as Consumer Reports. The EPA says ANY amount of ozone is hazardous to your health. Therefore, they restrict the manufacturers of these in-home devices to only emitting a minimal percentage of ozone – not nearly enough to have ANY effect at cleaning air whatsoever. However, if you are sitting next to your machine, watching television, reading a book, sleeping or whatever, you are inhaling a dangerous gas that is deteriorating your lungs and will ultimately cause health problems for you. In other words, these devices are likely a scam and you should be cautious when considering your in-home air cleaning devices and services.
Our system operates while you are away from the home and leaving behind only fresh clean air upon your return!
4What about my fish?
Fish can stay, however, turn off the filter and cover the tank.
5What about pictures and paintings?
Leave them up! Our ozone is produced in a drier form than most other methods. Dust them off, and your pictures will likely be more brilliant then before!
6What about my plants?
Be sure to remove all delicate plants and flowers from the area to be ozoned.
7Can I remain in my home or office during a treatment?
NO! Dr. Clean Tile will never perform a treatment in any area where people or pets are present. Our treatment system eliminates viruses and bacteria by creating a high concentration of ozone gas. This means the gas is also dangerous to people while the system is in operation. The EPA recommends that the public not be exposed to more than 0.1-0.3 ppm of ozone for extended periods of time and we follow those guidelines to ensure the safety of all clients. We pride ourselves on safety and integrity and will never compromise anyone's safety at any time. Most facilities are safe to enter 30 minutes after the system has been shut off and has been cleared by Dr. Clean Tile.
8How safe is Ozone?
Ozone is safe and environmentally friendly. It is non-combustible, non-carcinogenic, and no irritating after effects. The ozone produced with Nevada Ozone Inc.™ generators will not damage home furnishings and will not leave a residue on walls or furnishings because our generators do not produce nitric acic. Ozone does not harm foods and is approved by the FDA as a food preservative because of its ability to kill bacteria and molds.
9Does ozone eliminate airborne bacteria and viruses?
Yes! During the treatment all viruses and bacteria that come into contact with ozone gas will be eliminated.
10What is ozone gas?
Ozone is colorless and has a distinct odor, like the smell after a thundershower. This odor will intensify as the home or office fills with ozone and diminishes rapidly after the ozone generators are turned off. The odor is not offensive and is completely gone within the same day.
11 How does the ozone get behind the walls?
As the generators continue to produce ozone, it forms a colorless "cloud" throughout the space. Over time, it filters through all porous surfaces, through vents and spaces to go everywhere oxygen is present. After several hours the ozone will even find its way behind walls and into all the "hidden" spaces in a home or commercial building. Essentially, if there is air present, the ozone will follow it.
12What happens to the mold after the Dr. Clean Tile has treated it?
There is no need to do anything. The mold is dead. If the mold is not visible, there is no reason to do anything with it; Mold will not come back to life. If the mold is visible, it is easily cleaned up with the proper vacuuming or by wiping it away. This is a simple and safe procedure, unlike the costly process of removing living mold.
13What about furniture, carpets, and drapes that have been effected by mold?
In most cases, using our technology will allow you to save your furnishings because the ozone will penetrate the cushions and fabrics and kill all the mold and bacteria present. Often a thorough cleaning can then remove any stains that were present. An added bonus is that all the cushions in the home or office, including pillows and mattresses, will also be free of dust mites and bed bugs as well!
14What else does Ozone eradicate besides mold?
Virtually anything that requires oxygen, such as aerobic bacteria, viruses and other fungi will be eradicated when exposed to ozone. Examples include E. coli, streptococcus, and salmonella. Anthrax is even eradicated when exposed to high levels of ozone! Most all things, living or not will be eradicated.
15Is the application of ozone approved by regulatory agencies?
In 1982, ozone was classified as generally recognized as Safe (GRAS) for treatment of bottled water. Since 2001, FDA approved ozone use as an anti microbial agent in foods. Ozone is also listed in the National Organic Program (NOP) final rule, which permits its use in processed products labeled as "organic" or "made with organic."
16What types of buildings can be cleaned by Dr. Clean Tile?
Any type of building can be cleaned. Office buildings, warehouses, industrial facilities and residential buildings are some of the structures. We are also able to clean automobiles, boats and R.V's.
17What types of service packages are available?
There are many different options available to help you keep your structure as clean as possible. We have monthly, quarterly and bi-annual maintenance programs available or we can customize a program to meet your needs. All prices are based on cubic footage and other determining factors, and each property is taken on a case by case basis.
18How bad is mold for me and my family?
The negative health effects of mold exposure are just now fully being realized. In fact, a Center for Disease Control report concluded, "An exhaustive review of the scientific literature made it clear to us that it can be very hard to tease apart the health effects of exposure to mold from all the other factors that may be influencing health in the typical indoor environment," said committee chair Noreen Clark, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. "That said, we were able to find sufficient evidence that certain respiratory problems, including symptoms in asthmatics who are sensitive to mold, are associated with exposure to mold and damp conditions."