The ozone technology applied to household appliances, known as ozonizers or ozone generators, is a versatile and highly efficient solution. To sanitize and deodorize environments, surfaces, food, water, or, for example, our own body, we can use ozone. If we ask ourselves what the ozone generators are for at home, a brief answer could entirely be the previous sentence. However, there are many aspects related to the properties and benefits of this gas to answer it more thoroughly.
In this article, we will give a few notes about its principal utilities to offer the reader a general view of the matter. However, it is vital to bear in mind that the ozone functionalities are, above all, pragmatic. That is, the needs that arise will be the ones that set the standard for their use. Achieving optimal indoor air quality through a necessary treatment in a matter of minutes, including the elimination of foul odors, eliminating pathogens, and inorganic contamination also in water, or, for example, improving food safety, are just some of its possible utilities.
Among other uses, if we want to make the most of ozone, safe for health and the environment in domestic applications, it is essential to consider treatments such as the following:
A purified inner air
The sanitation of the air achieved by ozone treatments is synonymous with deep disinfection and deodorization. Thanks to ozonolysis, a phenomenon that is at the base of ozonation, we end up in more than 90 percent with contamination of all kinds.
That is, it eliminates almost completely both organic and inorganic components harmful to health (bacteria, viruses, fungi, chemical particles, etc.), which disintegrate thanks immediately to oxidation caused by the ozonolysis mentioned above, to become oxygen, which does not generate any residue finally.
The disintegration of the pollution present in the air implies, in turn, to eliminate foul odors, with which we also obtain this other benefit, essential for our home to be a comfortable space in which it is a pleasure to breathe.
A quality drinking water
Obtaining an effect similar to the hygiene brought with the disinfection of water, ozone achieves a quality drinking water thanks to oxidation of the components potentially harmful to health. It will be enough to have a domestic water ozonizer to obtain a more crystalline, odorless water free of traces of chemical particles and any other contamination present in the water. It will know us and will make us feel better, while it will be beneficial to wash food and cook.
Likewise, we can use ozonized drinking water to wash or wash dishes, both by hand and by machine, as well as recycle non-potable water from internal water networks. Or, of course, ozonated water will be of great help for the personal care of the whole family, as we explain below, in the section dedicated to cosmetic and curative uses.
As we have pointed out, food safety is another of the main advantages offered by ozone dissolved in water. Above all, about their sanitation to eliminate dirt and chemical compounds, such as pesticides or fertilizers in fruits or vegetables and hormones or ammonia in meat and fish, respectively.
Also, ozonated drinking water will be safer due to the simple fact of being subjected to a treatment with this gas. It will be of great help to cook or drink and wash food, for example, to water in your garden, in which case we can also ozonize non-potable water to endow it with the necessary healthiness.
Ozone injected into the air, on the other hand, also allows improving the quality of rooms where food is stored, such as the refrigerator, alpacas, or any room in the home dedicated to it, such as a kitchen or a garage, say. Both through automated and manual treatments, we will achieve environmental hygiene that will prolong the freshness of the food and prevent mixtures of odors and even cross-contamination.
Freshest and tasty food
Food short-lived will last longer in good condition or, in the case of fruits and vegetables still unripe, they will do so more slowly, which will lengthen its duration.
If the products are somewhat past, as can quickly occur with fish and meat, it will be sufficient to perform a wash with ozonated water to eliminate that layer that begins to generate odor and bacteria, thus being able to recover the food and consume it without risks to health. Finally, since ozone does not release residues, we will obtain more natural foods, without odors or added products. They will smell and taste better, and the same can be said of recipes cooked with ozonated water.
A cleaner and healthier home
In addition to the mentioned utilities, the use of ozone using treatments in air or water will be an excellent ally for the cleaning of the house. In addition to the laundry and tableware mentioned above, we can wash floors, walls, furniture, and fabrics or objects with water treated with ozone or, if you want to do it dry, with ozonated air.
Poorly ventilated or odor-prone rooms (the toilet, rooms without windows, etc.) can also significantly improve air quality with ozonation, and, using specific ozonizers, we can take great advantage of ozone. Among other success, devices are the ozonizer ashtray, the ozonizer garbage can, the shoe ozonizer, the water and ions ozonizer, the faucet ozonizers, the fridge or mini car devices.
Cosmetic and therapeutic uses
Without forgetting, on the other hand, the usefulness of ozone for personal care, both from a curative approach and related to personal hygiene, in addition to achieving cosmetic effects.
The examples are innumerable: from the therapeutic properties attributed to the ingestion of ozonated water to the ozonation of the oil, both for oral consumption and for external application.
In general, ozone takes care of the skin, helps to heal skin imperfections and small wounds, in addition to leaving the skin and hair softer and eliminating odors as smoothly as virtually. Likewise, it will be beneficial to bathe our pets.
If we gargle with them through mouth rinses, to mention another example, its light biocidal effect will be of great help to cure possible wounds, both dental extractions and micro-wounds invisible to the naked eye. Or, looking for time care, hygiene and deodorization, washing our hands with ozonated water is an ideal solution.
Nor should we forget the importance of taking into account the applications that most interest us when choosing the right equipment or equipment, to select those that best suit our needs. It is not, therefore, to opt for the most complex equipment, but for those that best respond to the specific requirements that we have in a particular way and also combined. Only this way will we be able to make a master purchase that gives us maximum efficiency.