All real estate professionals have been there. The house shows itself very well from the street and on the basis of the pictures of the interior, guests are bubbling with excitement to see the place and make an offer! However, when the euphoric couple mentioned above, a euphoric couple enters the door, SNAP! They look at each other with this expression "What's …" on their face, then burst out "Stinky, I've seen enough, let's go". You have just lost a case because of "Stinky Home Syndrome".
How can you prevent Stinky Home Syndrome from robbing you of a sale when the rest of the house yells "I know you want me to want!" Shock treatment "to ozone before showing the" right ". location! What is an "ozone shock treatment"? Ozone is not a poisonous gas harmful to breathing? Yes, but I does not suggest that you breathe high levels of ozone, that 's the way ozone is used in the food and beverage industries. The ozone shock treatments are carried out in unoccupied structures over a period of 6 to 12 hours to permanently oxidize and decompose organic materials and chemicals that cause the foul odor., Apartment Plants, Pets and Humans can not be present during an ozone shock treatment In addition to getting rid of the root causes of o In addition, ozone shock treatments will kill or kill most pests, destroy VOCs and kill bacteria, viruses and mold on the surface.
How does an ozone shock treatment take place? After removing all the indoor plants, pets and humans, a commercial ozone generator (or generators) is placed around the house. Typically, to achieve the desired ozone concentration of 50 to 400 parts per million, you will need machines that produce 1000 milligrams per 100 square feet. If your home is 2100 square feet, you will need 21,000 milligrams of ozone per hour to get the job done. Depending on the source of the odor, it may take up to six hours of ozone treatment to permanently eliminate the unpleasant odor. As a professional who performs ozone shock treatments here in Las Vegas, I also advise that carpets be first covered with Kevlar, an ozone impermeable material, to prevent the Foam underpad does not oxidize if the shock treatment is long enough, causing a secondary odor that can last from a few days to a week or more. If the house is furnished, you will also need to cover sofas, mattresses, etc., whatever with foam or rubber, that is if you want to do a professional job. The alternative is to perform one hour shock treatments that will kill bacteria, viruses and most molds, but no time to break down the foam and rubber, then vent the air. Place, wait a day and make sure that there is no ozone. smell (a whitish, chemical odor). An hour can be all it takes anyway if the unpleasant smell is secondhand smoke or musty smells, as long as you have complied with the 1000 mg / h rule per 100 square feet. You should also know that when freezing weather is reached, the ozone does not degrade and persists until the temperature rises. At room temperature, ozone decomposes to oxygen in about 40 minutes.
Once shock treatment is complete, ventilate the house by opening the windows and operating your HVAC vent at room temperature. room. Plants, pets and humans can reinstate after 2 hours
What about the use of an ozone machine in a stinking house after the shock treatment to make the smell of fresh air and clean? It has been shown that ozone in small amounts, from 0.01 to 0.04 ppm, makes the smell of air as clean and clean as a rainy day! In fact, after thunder showers, the air is high with ozone of 0.03 to 0.03 ppm, which gives it a clean smell fresh to the mountain. The mountain air is also rich in ozone at these lower passing ozone levels. Whatever it is, here's how you can achieve this Nirvana of fresh air in this smelly home that has been abused by a chain smoker, a bag lady with 50 cats, or paradise prohibit the victim water or smoke.
When performing "shock treatment" at ultra-high ozone, place the ozone machine near the return of the air duct. You can also buy a "bone-free ozone generator" that will fit your HVAC system if you do not mind doing a little bit of work.
2) Turn off and turn off your ozonator every few minutes for a few seconds. This can be done with the help of a "cycle repeater".
3) Turn the HVAC system to the "ON" position and use a MERV 11 handheld filter so that the air in the house is also dusty
4) The HVAC system is designed to filter everything the air of a house 2 times an hour s & # 39; s in position "ON". This will waste $ 10 more per month, nor will the $ 400 standard air purifier. However, the results are well worth it!
RESULT: When your sparkling, euphoric to see the place where customers come in now and feel fresh and clean air of the mountain, the decision maker (usually the woman) turns to his partner and say "HONEY, I THINK THAT IT IS THAT!" and everyone will live happy forever.