I am a realtor and recently sold a 4200 square foot home that had a stale, musty odor coming from underneath. All it took was one day in the house and one day in the crawl space, and the odor was gone. All things being equal, a property that smells fresh sells a lot faster.
Ozone kills mold and removes musty smell from homes, offices and basements.
The OdorFree ozone generator is an excellent musty odor eliminator that kills mold and other microorganisms. Ozone goes directly to the source and will oxidize away the stale, unpleasant odors often found in damp areas, or those with little air circulation.
Mold and mildew thrive in damp environments. If the area smells musty, there's a good chance that live mold spores are in the air. Mold and mold spores can reproduce by the millions creating health issues, as well as damaging the building and its contents.
O3 is very effective in removing musty odors often caused by mold and mildew. The OdorFree will produce high ozone levels for shock treatment, which deteriorates the cell structure of microorganisms, eliminating their ability to reproduce. As the entire space fills 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.
Solution: To remove musty smells, close off the area to be treated and place an OdorFree unit in the space, then vacate the area.The treatment time depends on the size of the space and how deeply entrenched the odors. It can take less than an hour for small spaces with light odors but several hours or longer to remove heavy musty 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 and remove any musty 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.
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Recommended Model for Musty Odor Removal
The OdorFree Villa 1000 is ourmost popular model to remove musty odors and kill mold. It is designed for larger facilities that are unoccupied for several hours or longer and need deep treatment, such as Houses, Apartments, Offices, Restaurants, Rental Properties, Locker Rooms, Retail Establishments, Fitness Facilities, Large RVs and Yachts, and other areas that develop a musty smell.
The Villa 1000 has a variable ozone output control that will cover up to 4000 sq ft and a timer that can be set from 1 to 12 hours to automatically turn the unit off when the sanitizing is completed. In addition, a "Hold" selection on the timer allows for extended treatment (until it is manually turned off) in order to eliminate more deeply ingrained odors. This unit can also be used for smaller spaces if rapid odor removal is needed.More details...
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The OdorFree Suite 700 will remove musty smells in basements and other spaces of moderate sizes. This model has a variable output control that will cover up to 2000 sq ft and a 1 to 60 minute timer that will automatically turn the unit off when the sanitizing is completed. There is also a “Hold” selection on the timer so the space can be sanitized for extended periods (until it is manually turned off) in order to eliminate deeply ingrained odors.
The OdorFree 700 is a versatile unit that can sanitize smaller spaces quickly, easily take care of medium-size spaces, and even do well in larger spaces by running it a for a longer period of time. Note: Some customers find the timer on the Villa 1000 to be more convenient for longer term treatment because it can be set to cut off a couple of hours before the space is reoccupied.
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The OdorFree Hotel 350 is used to eliminate musty odors in small areas. This model has a variable output control that will cover up to 800 sq ft and a 1 to 60 minute timer that will turn the unit off when the sanitizing is completed. There is also a “Hold” selection on the timer so the space can be treated for extended periods (until it is manually turned off) in order to eliminate deeply ingrained odors.
Note: Many companies choose the Suite 700 or Villa 1000 because the odor and mold elimination is much faster and will they will remove musty odor in larger spaces and more deeply entrenched odors.
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The OdorFree Answer Line 1-800-558-6723 Call us for any questions you may have on how to treat particular odors or which model to choose.
Our office developed a very bad mildew odor and I was getting headaches almost every day. After treatment with the OdorFree, the smell is completely gone and so are my headaches.