Odor Removal/Ozone Shock Sanitization

Odor Problems? You can breathe easy again.

What is Ozone?

Ozone is a molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms (03). Electrically, ozone is oxygen with a higher energy level. The ozone molecule is very unstable and highly reactive, blue coloured gas with a very characteristic odor that is easy to recognize. Therefore, it will decay after some time back into its original form of (02) oxygen. Ozone or (03) is sometimes called “activated oxygen”, containing three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors.

In essence, ozone is nothing more than oxygen (02), with an extra oxygen atom. In nature ozone is produced by some chemical reactions. The most familiar example is of course the ozone layer, where ozone is produced from the sun’s ultra-violet (UV) rays. But ozone is also produced by thunderstorms and waterfalls. The extreme high voltage that is produced within thunder storms also produces ozone from oxygen. The special “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell is from naturally produced ozone. The word “Ozone” is derived from the Greek word ozein, which means to smell.

Ozone is only produced under extreme circumstances. This can also be created by ozone generators. Ozone generators produce ozone with extreme high voltage or with UV light.

How does Ozone work?

Ozone operates according to the principles of oxidation. When the static loaded ozone molecule (03) contacts with something that is “oxidationable”, the charge of the ozone molecule will directly flow over to it. This is because ozone is very unstable and refers to turn back to its original form of oxygen (02). Ozone can oxidize all kinds’ materials, but also will completely eliminate odour and microorganisms like viruses, mold and bacteria. The extra oxygen atoms releases from the ozone molecule and then binds with other material. Eventually what remains is only the pure and stable oxygen molecule.

"Ozone is one of the strongest oxidation agents available for use. The extra added oxygen atom will bind (oxidize) in a split second to every component that comes into contact with it"

The Benefits of Ozone

Ozone is Nature’s Most Powerful Disinfectant & Oxidizer. On a base average (depending on the microorganism or organic contaminant), it is 200 times stronger than chlorine and is effective in destroying organic contaminants, pathogens, and a variety of inorganic materials, such as body lotions.

Ozone is Tested and Proven to be Effective Against Tough Microorganisms

Microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium, MRSA (antibiotic resistant staph), E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and Pseudomonas are destroyed by ozone.

Ozone is an EPA Approved Antimicrobial Disinfectant and Sanitzer

Ozone is only one of three groups of antimicrobial agents regestered by the EPA for public health use (the other two being antibiotics and antispetics).

Ozone is the Environmentally Preferred Sanitizer

For all its inherent power, ozone sanitation has no negative impact on the environment, either for its operators or for the people who benefit from the disinfection process. Ozone benefits the environment both by reducing the use of energy to heat water and lowered chemical consumption and because it creates no harmful byproducts. The oxidation process reduces the ozone, leaving behind only oxygen.

Ozone Saves Money

Ozone is the cost effective sanitizer. It can help reduce the need for repeated chemical purchase costs, dosing costs, and for storage and management. Ozone reduces the need for hot water, reducing energy use to save money as well as the environment. Disinfection process routines, such as in the food industry, can be a much more streamlined affair since ozone reduces the amount of time needed for a sanitation routine by eliminating some chemical or thermal processes, rinse and repeat rinse cycles – the applied ozone simply oxidizes the substances it contacts or it quickly spontaneously decays. Ozone is produced on the spot, used on the spot, and disappears.

Ozone Has Been Qualified for Use by the FDA

The applies to direct food applications as well as food processing surface disinfection.

Ozone can be used for a broad array of purification applications, Air Sanitization being one of them. For the most part, ozone is applied in municipal wastewater and potable water treatment plants (for disinfection). However ozone is used more and more in the industrial branch. In the food industry for example, ozone is used for disinfection and in the paper and textile industry is used for oxidation of wastewater

Home Odor Removal

Ozone Treatment for perment house odor removal and mold elimination without chemicals or fragrances.

The ozone generator is a great home odor eliminator because it attacks odors at their source. Permanent home odor removal with ozone will also kill microorganisms and get rid of mold and mildew.

Home odor removal is necessary because smells develop from various sources such as tobacco smoke, pets, cooking, moisture, mold, and body odors. These odors and vapors are not only in the air but adhere to the walls, ceilings, cabinets and crevices. They also get embedded in the carpet, the furniture, the drapes and clothing, as well as in the bathroom, kitchen and closets.

Ozone generators remove household odors very effectively. For example, a rental property designated as non-smoking is often smoked in by the occupant. Simply cleaning it will not eliminate smoking odors because the fumes penetrate the furniture and fabrics, and tobacco smoke residue clings to the walls, ceilings, inside closets and cabinets and most other surfaces.

How to Treat Home Odors

Solution: To eliminate home odors, an OdorFree unit is placed in the home for treatment while the space is unoccupied. The ozonation equiptment is set depending on the severity of the odors. Cabinet and closet doors are opened and the area is vacated for treatment. O3 fills the entire home, contacting all surfaces, penetrating fabrics and oxidizing odors at their source. The time for treatment will vary with the size of the house and how deeply entrenched the odors. So treatment may take as little as 2 or 3 hours for light odors, whereas heavy odors may take 48 hours or more.

Note: The fan on the thermostat for the air conditioner may be turned to the ON position to help circulate the O3 throughout and remove odors that build up inside the ductwork.

Once treatment is completed, there is no trace of the original odor and no deodorizer smells that simply mask odors, which many people find objectionable. Occupants will enjoy a fresh smelling property, and this greatly adds to guest satisfaction.

Mold Odor Removal

Treatment Ozone shock treatment kills mold and removes mold odor.

Running the ozone generator for several hours will kill mold and mildew and remove mold smells.

Shock treatment remediation is required to remove mold odor because mold and mildew thrive in damp environments and those areas with poor air circulation. If the area smells musty, there's a good chance that live mold spores are in the air. These spores can reproduce by the millions creating health issues, as well as damaging the building and its contents.

O3 is very effective in attacking mold, mildew and mold spores. At high levels, O3 deteriorates the cell structure of these microorganisms and breaks down their ability to reproduce. As the OdorFree fills the entire space with ozone, every interior surface including floors, ceilings, closets, furniture and clothing gets sanitized. While ozone is not able to pass through solid walls, it goes where normal air can go, even down into cracks and crevices.

How to Treat Mold Odors

Solution: To remove musty smells, close off the area to be treated, place an OdorFree unit in the space, set the timer and vacate the area.The treatment time depends on the size of the space and how deeply entrenched the mold and odors. It can take several hours or longer to remove heavy mold smells and kill mold and mildew. After treatment allow the O3 to dissipate for at least an hour prior to re-occupying space. In the event that the source of the moisture has not been completely eliminated, treatment may need to be repeated periodically to prevent return.

Note: The fan on the thermostat for the air conditioner may be turned to the ON setting to circulate the O3, kill mold and remove mold smell that has built up inside the ductwork. For long term treatment it is recommended that one window be kept open about 2 inches to provide a constant source of oxygen to the unit for ozone creation.

Athletic Equipment

Anyone with kids in sports knows the problem of sweaty, smelly, bacteria infested equipment. Ozone generators are used from the professional ranks all the way down to the Pee-wee leagues to kill odors and to disinfect sports equipment. Sports equipment can develop a very distinct odor over time. Sweat can saturate the equipment, providing a perfect breeding ground for bacteria which can cause staph infections and other serious illnesses. It can also damage the equipment over time.


According to PBS, around 25% of the general population
normally carry staph infections on their skin. About 1% Carries MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) . With this number of healthy people carrying staff, it is not unusual to come into contact with this germ, particularly at the GYM. Locker rooms can also become very smelly and sweaty. Customers come and go all day long. Our Ozone generators can quickly and safely remove these smells.

Cigarette Smoke

Cigarette smoke contains numerous chemicals which are hazardous to our health. These chemicals cling to surfaces and cause foul odours and can even create an unhealthy environments by leaving toxins in the air. Our Ozone generators can quickly and safely remove the smells associated with tobacco smoke by attacking the phenol gas that is produced by cigarettes. Cars can be rendered odor free in as little as 30 minutes and even large homes and commercial buildings can be treated relatively quickly.


Daycares are a haven for bacteria, infectious diseases and other nasty germs. Toys and other items can be very difficult to keep clean and can spread germs and viruses as they are shared between children. Ozone is perfect for eliminating the odor causing bacteria that can take residents in day cares. Ozone employs 100% activated oxygen that is environmentally friendly and leaves no toxic residue so it’s a completely safe treatment for daycares. Depending on the size of the facility, the cleaning can be finished in as little as 24 hours..

Cooking Odors

The last thing you or your guests want to smell in your home is your last meal. Food odors can permeate the air of your home and leave unpleasant odors for long periods of time. Ozone quickly penetrates and eliminates odors. Washing walls or repainting will not always eliminate the smell of years of heavy cooking odors. Ozone penetrates carpets, wallpaper and others soft surfaces in a home to quickly eliminate even the strongest of food odors.

Fire and Flood

A fire or flood can cause major grief for a homeowner. Smoke odors can go deep into the walls and other areas. Moisture from a flood can not only saturate carpeted areas, but also the padding underneath carpeting (underlay). Unwanted odors and mold can quicky arise after such damage.


Often found in warm, moist spots such as bathrooms or kitchens. Toxic mold can quickly become a very serious issue. If left untreated, mold can begin to colonize and reproduce billions of spores in as little as 48hrs. This can cause serious an even life threatening illnesses in humans and animals. Mold can also cause structural damage to buildings which can lower the value of property or render it completely uninhabitable. Ozone can disrupt molds ability to reproduce, stopping it from spreading and eradicating the odor.

Animal Odors

Animal odors are one of the hardest odors to treat and remove. Over $1,000,000,000 is spent annually creating new products to mask the odors our furry friends leave behind. Ozone Sanitization works to ensure pet odors are completely eliminated. There’s no lingering odor left after the ozone clears and no chance of odor returning. Ozone removes pet odor by oxidation which completely removes the odor instead of just masking it.

Pet Odor Removal

Pet Odor Removal Ozone generators for easy elimination of pet odors without artificial fragrances

People love their pets but all too often they find themselves living with the odors they generate in homes, offices as well as in cars and RVs. Pet odors get into the furniture, carpets, bedding and even cling to walls and ceilings. So the entire area where a pet lives is normally permeated with odors. Pet odors inside vehicles can be even stronger because of the smaller, enclosed space. These odors are much more noticeable by guests who are not pet owners.

Treating the space with ozone (O3) is very effective in pet odor removal because it attacks these odors at their source.

Commercial cleaning companies, veterinary offices, homes, apartments, and even vehicles can all utilize ozone as a permanent pet odor eliminator. Ozone even works for the hardest odor removal of all: pet urine odor removal (Note: If urine has soaked deeply into the carpet padding, hardwood floors, and/or concrete, professional remediation may be required. Ozone is a good pet odor remover and will remove most pet odors, but cannot penetrate some materials).

How to Treat Pet Odors

Solution: For thorough pet odor removal, the home/area will need to be closed off to be treated. All living creatures, plants and valubles (Art) must vacate the space while the ozone generator runs for several hours (or longer depending on the severity of the odors). As the O3 circulates throughout the facility, it will oxidize pet odors wherever it contacts them. Because O3 is a very active molecule, it will follow the same path that the animal odors took, removing odors clinging to carpets, cabinets, furniture, and upholstery and even inside air conditioning ducts.

Note: It is important that ALL window be closed

Assure allows at least one to 24 hour(s) for the O3 to dissipate before allowing owners and pets to re-occupy the space. If pet odor has not been completely eliminated, repeat the ozone pet odor removal treatment again. As long as pets share the space, the treatment may need to be repeated again from time to time.

Automobile Odors

Odors like smoke and stagnant water can really be an issue, especially when you consider the smaller space of a vehicle. Even the air conditioning system can leave residual odors. Ozone works by not only getting odors out from the interior of the car but also the ventilation system as well.

Recreation Vehicle

An RV (Recreational Vehicle) can become a hot bed of bacteria and odors when it’s left in storage. Leftover food, clothing, unclean septic tanks and even the fridge can create odors that can make your family’s camping experiences unpleasant. Havingy your RV treated with ozone can eliminate these odors. Your family will enjoy their camping experience more in your clean, odor free RV.

Car Odor Removal

Ozone generators to permanently remove car odors without artificial fragrances.

Assures generator permanently removes odors from cars, trucks, vans, RVs, limos, tour buses and other vehicles.

All vehicles build up odors from regular use. There are the usual spills from food and beverages which often fall into difficult to clean areas. Tobacco fumes can penetrate every crack and crevice, and smoke residue will cling to the ceiling and other interior surfaces. Pet and body odors can also cause seats and carpets to smell. How can you effectively remove these odors from cars and other vehicles? The OdorFree ozone generator is the solution.

The OdorFree is an extremely effective car odor eliminator because the ozone (O3) attacks odors at their source. As ozone fills the interior it immediately begins to oxidize tobacco odors, pet odors, food odors and musty smells that cling to surfaces, and even flows into air vents, cracks and crevices.

How to Treat Car Odors
Solution: To remove car odor, an OdorFree car ozone machine is placed on the seat after the vehicles interior has been cleaned (Note: if the seats and carpet have been recently shampooed, it is best to wait until they are dry before treatment). Run an extension cord through the window and leave it open a few inches. Set the dial on the OdorFree car odor remover for 30 minutes to several hours. The treatment time depends on such things as the size of the vehicle, how long it was smoked in, or how deeply entrenched the odors. The windows and doors are closed, except it will be necessary to leave one window open a few inches during treatment, providing a supply of oxygen that creates more ozone (O3). Car odor removal is easy as the interior is filled with ozone and odors are eliminated.

Note: To thoroughly remove cigarette smoke from car as well as other odors that may have penetrated the air-conditioning system, turn on the vehicle fan and select the “re-circulate” option 15 minutes to one hour before the end of the treatment. Upon returning to the vehicle, open the windows to ventilate the interior. The O3 creates a clean, sanitizing smell that dissipates within an hour.

You don’t need to mask vehicle odors with so-called car odor eliminator air fresheners. The vehicle will smell fresh and be free of pollutants, allergens and odors with the OdorFree treatment for car odor removal.


We Service Southern BC.

Give Assure a Call, We Travel to most locations!
See our service locations under our "Contact Us" tab

Call Us Today to book an Appointment

Travel & Fuel Surcharges May Apply

Service Fees May Apply

Assure Property Solutions Inc
2677 Alice Road, West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 1T8
Copyright © , All rights reserved