Aqueous ozone FAQs
Cleanfax recently published an article on cleaning carpet using aqueous ozone, which has been quite popular among our readers. Many are still curious exactly what aqueous ozone systems are.
Matt Montag, distribution sales manager for CleanCore® Technologies, offers up answers to some common questions regarding aqueous ozone:
Q: What exactly is aqueous ozone?
A: “Aqueous ozone is a powerful oxidizer proven to clean effectively, helping to deodorize, sanitize and destroy a host of germs, bacteria and other contaminants on surfaces.
Ozone is made up of three atoms found in the atmosphere and, as a result of new technologies, can be mechanically infused into water to create aqueous ozone, [which can] poured into a sprayer, and used just like a traditional cleaning solution. “
Q: Where can aqueous ozone be used?
A: “Use aqueous ozone just about anywhere you would use a cleaning solution: counters, restroom fixtures, floors, “high-touch” areas, even carpet.”
Q: How strong is it?
A: Aqueous ozone is often compared to chlorine bleach because it can be used in many similar disinfecting applications. While it is not an EPA-registered disinfectant and should not be used in place of a disinfectant, it does have “kill” rates comparable to the key ingredients found in most hospital-grade disinfectants. *
Q: Is aqueous ozone “green”?
A: “Some aqueous ozone products are referred to as “greener than green” and have been certified leading green certification organizations. Additionally, these systems promote sustainability. There are no boxes, packaging materials, or fuel required to transport aqueous ozone. The ozone is all made by one machine.”
Q: Is aqueous ozone safe?
A: Yes. Aqueous ozone is typically safer than traditional or green cleaning solutions. Users are advised to follow all standard safety precautions, including wearing gloves, as they would when using any cleaning solution.
Q: How long does it last?
A: After use, the water evaporates and the ozone reverts back to oxygen. Aqueous ozone does not leave chemical residue on surfaces.
For Matt Montag’s recent article about “Using Aqueous Ozone in Carpet Cleaning,” please click here.
*While aqueous ozone can be compared to chlorine bleach, it does not corrode surfaces like chlorine bleach.