Updated: Nov 8
This guide is intended to provide a condensed overview of everything you need to know to operate MaxBlaster ozone generators. From preparation to long term maintenance, it explains the basics of how to use our machines for odor & mold remediation in homes, vehicles, and commercial spaces. If you don't already own one of our machines, that's okay. The following rules (other than suggested run times) apply to most other ozone machines too.
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HOW IT WORKS
MaxBlaster ozone generators produce high concentrations of ozone gas that can effectively neutralize volatile organic compounds (VOC's) at the molecular level. When the ozone machine is turned on, oxygen (O2) is pulled through the chamber across a series of plates (corona discharge) and is converted into ozone (O3) gas. Ozone gas is emitted from the machine, and the goal is to flood the treatment area with super high concentrations of ozone gas in what is often referred to as "shock ozone treatment".
BEFORE GETTING STARTED
MaxBlaster ozone generators produce ozone gas in levels that the EPA considers unhealthy to breathe. Our ozone machines should be operated in spaces that are unoccupied during the treatment. Make sure the treatment area has been aired out prior to reoccupying.
1. Inspect machine prior to use 2. Prepare the treatment area 3. Place machine into position 4. Apply ozone (run time chart) 5. Air out the treatment area 6. Repeat if necessary
INSPECT MACHINE PRIOR TO USE
Briefly turn on your ozone machine and check for the following: There should be a flow of oxygen entering the machine (filter end) and ozone exiting the machine (non-filter end). There should be a subtle buzzing sound coming from near the outlet end of the machine. You should detect the scent of ozone exiting the machine. The ozone machine should not be filled with grime, debris, heavy dust, or residue. Optional: In a dark room you can look into outlet end of the machine to see a series of glowing purple lines in between the plates. Look briefly to avoid over-exposure to ozone.
PREPARE TREATMENT AREA
Remove all people, pets, and valuable plants. Remove the source that is causing the odor (ex: water damage, soiled carpet, dead rodent, etc). Reduce humidity and moisture to an absolute minimum. Use a dehumidifier if necessary. Wet areas must be dried first. Open cabinets, drawers, and expose all surfaces. Ozone will not penetrate solid materials. Optional: place fans in the treatment area to help distribute the ozone gas more evenly. Turn ceiling fans on and have them spinning in the direction that allows the air to be pulled upwards. Allow one or two windows to remain open 1” to aid in greater airflow & distribution throughout the area.
PLACE MACHINE IN POSITION
Set the ozone machine up in a manner that allows it to breathe the cleanest possible air. Place machine in a central part of treatment area and aim machine towards the center of room. Do not run the ozone machine on the floor. Place ozone machine at least at counter-top level. Higher placement is preferred. Place machine in a manner that it cannot fall or be knocked over. Do not allow children or pets to access it. Direct ozone into hvac only when cleaning the vents or to spread lower levels of ozone across home. For very small areas (example: cars) use hose adapter to allow machine to remain outside treatment where it can breathe cleaner air instead of the same dirty air inside the treatment area.
APPLY OZONE - RUN TIME CHART
Follow the Run Time Chart for an estimate of treatment times based on property size and degree of odor. The run time chart is a conservative estimate only. Contact us for customized recommendations. Do not run your ozone machine non-stop 24 hours a day for multiple days in a row (which may create a new odor that is difficult to eliminate). Repeat ozone application if necessary. Difficult odors may require multiple ozone treatments. Visit the Information Center page of our website to download a full copy of our Run Time Chart.
AIR OUT TREATMENT AREA
After applying the ozone, turn off your machine and allow normal oxygen levels to return. The natural method: Allow 3 hours for every 1 hour that you ran the machine for all of the ozone to naturally convert back to oxygen on its own. This is a very conservative estimate. Most of the ozone goes away within a couple hours. However, it can take many hours for all of it to dissipate. The expedited method: use fans, and open doors to speed up the airing out process. This can be done in as little as 30 minutes. To know if it is safe to reoccupy, use your best judgement (smell test) or use an ozone monitor for applications where ozone safety is an absolute priority. Contact us for details.
REPEAT IF NECESSARY
After airing out the space, assess the results of your treatment and repeat if necessary. Allow ample airing out time (24 hours if possible) then assess. The goal is an absence of all odors. If persistent odors remain, repeat the ozone process. Longer application times may be required for heavily saturated odors. Do not run your ozone machine non-stop for several days. Doing so may create a new scent that is difficult to eliminate. Repeat the ozone process, air it out again, and continue this pattern until all odors are removed.
Follow the operation instructions and safety guidelines in order to avoid adverse results. Remove people and pets prior to applying ozone. Remove or cover up valuable plants. Intended for use against organic odors. Chemical and non-organic odors are less predictable. May deteriorate certain materials (ex: rubber) if used longer than instructed. Contact us for a list of ozone compatible materials. Do not operate if machine shows signs of heavy internal grime or residue. Inspect machine prior to use. Use machine as instructed. Do not run 24/7.
Handle machine with care (like an expensive laptop computer) in order to prolong its lifespan. Do not drop or toss your machine around carelessly. Store ozone machine in the anti-static bag and fitted cardboard box (included with your order). Store machine in an environment with low humidity. Indoor storage only. Store machine in a location with moderate temperatures fluctuations (55-75 degrees). We recommend blowing compressed air through the chamber of the machine every so often to keep the components free of dust. If you go long periods in between uses, be sure that no dust has settled on the internal plates during storage. Turning your ozone machine on with dust on the plates may lead to plate failure that requires service
SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
The best way to minimize service to your ozone machine is to use and maintain it properly. Follow the operation instructions carefully. If the foam filter (intake end) appears dirty: remove it, rinse with water, dry it, and replace it. Blow compressed air through the machine periodically to keep plates free of dust. If your ozone machine does not turn on: there may be a disconnected wire between fuse holder, switch, or transformer. If your ozone machine blows air but no ozone: It most likely needs new generator pack (set of plates). Do not use machine if the internal components are dirty and grimy. Visit the Information Center page of our website to find service options including self-service, full-service, and trade-in programs.
The information in this guide was generated from our own experience over many years in the ozone industry. We encourage you to conduct your own independent research prior to using our machines. We do not claim to cure or prevent any diseases or medical conditions with our machines. It is your responsibility to use our machines in a responsible manner. Use with caution at your own risk.
For a more comprehensive understanding of how to use our ozone generators, visit the Information Center page of our website and download a free copy of our extended owners guide. Select the following links to access more information on our website:
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