Secret Southern Couture: Spring Cleaning for the Nit-Picky Homeowner   

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring Cleaning for the Nit-Picky Homeowner

The long, cold winter is nearly over. The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and life begins anew. Spring brings with it a sense of freshness, and for many homeowners, it means that the time for a deep cleanse of the household is in order. Across the nation people throw open their windows to let in the fresh new air and the dust and dirt that has accumulated throughout the winter is expelled. It is a time when many a home is subjected to the annual deep scrubbing of floorboards and walls. It is a time known by many as spring-cleaning.

To many, it is important to welcome in the fresh new season by making their living space feel equally fresh. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Fortunately, there are a few key tricks and tips that will make anyone's spring cleaning process a little easier. In fact, these strategies can help your annual cleanse go more smoothly and be executed with greater efficiency, as well as resulting in a deeper, longer lasting sense of cleanliness throughout your home. The first step is to eliminate odors from your environment. The long months of winter can result in the accumulation of lingering smells. Air fresheners and other masking agents generally will fall short when it comes to strong odors. If this is the case in your home, it may be time to consider using an ozone machine to eradicate the pervasive smells.

Removing Odors

Smells which originate from certain sources tend to stick around for quite some time, no matter how much you clean and scrub. For example, cigarette smoke is one of the most notorious sources of lingering odors. This is because the smoke from burning tobacco carries with it tar, which clings to the surfaces that the smoke comes into contact withessentially entrapping the smell of cigarettes onto the walls, vents, ceiling, and other surfaces of an environment. An ozone machine works by eradicating these smells at their source, thereby providing a permanent solution to an odor problem. Pet and cooking smells are dealt with in the same way, meaning that no matter what the smell; the power of an ozone generator is up to the challenge.

How it Works

Ozone machines operate by simulating the effects of nature. In the outdoors, odors are being constantly eliminated by exposure to ozone created by both ultra violet light and lightning. In our homes and places of business, we do not have that same, constant exposure to these elements. However, we can simulate their effects by using ozone generators. These machines produce ozone by sending out a unique electrical current that mimics the way lightning creates ozone. This current splits the oxygen molecules in the air and they combine in order to produce ozone. Once the ozone is released into an area, it goes to work―oxidizing odors on the molecular level. The ozone is able to travel into every space and odors are eliminated from every surface, including air ducts and ventilation. Once the process is complete, you will return home to fresh, clean air and a new sense of environmental well being.