Ozone is NOT a spray! Ozone is a gas. Gases can penetrate any porous object. Because ozone is highly reactive, it readily oxidizes (breaks down) organic matter. When the ozone encounters another compound, one oxygen atom will break away, attach itself to the compound, and oxidize it. Ozone actually breaks down odor-causing compounds, thereby eliminating the odor and changing the ozone back to oxygen (O2).
Ozone is one of the most powerful sterilant in the world and its function is to destroy bacteria, viral and odors. Ozone occurs quite readily in nature most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. In fact that “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell that we notice after a storm results from nature’s creation of ozone.
Ozone kills bacteria by rupturing the cell wall of the offending organism. This action kills the bacteria leaving only harmless waste. After an ozone treatment, the bacteria is destroyed, not left dormant to resurrect the odors.
Ozone is used to clean your drinking water, to clean your pools, to clean the air, and to kill harmful bacteria and pathogens in a variety of processes, including emergency rooms, hotels, theatres, day cares, nursing homes, office buildings, restoration companies and more!
Bacteria, viruses and other pathogens thrive around us and in our sports equipment. Because the membranes which protect these microbes are constructed with carbon-chain molecules, they are a prime target for the free-radicals produced from ozone. Ozone attacks the microorganisms and their membranes and is virtually instant. Ozone annihilates bacteria and viruses 3,000 times faster than chlorine, to many considered a strong disinfectant. Since we know that it is the bacteria that is causing the odors in your equipment, ozone is perfect for this deodorizing process.