So What's The Deal With OZONE?
Wash Bar's OZONE Water Infusion Laundry System
All of our locations use the natural cleaning powers of O3 or Ozone to clean your laundry more effectively and safely than soap, detergent or older ionic wash units.
This technology has been used for years in commercial applications across the U.S.
Cold water is directed through the OZONE Infusion System. An ozone generator converts O2 (regular oxygen) into O3 (ozone) which is mixed and diffused into the water for your washer. The colder the water, the more effective it cleans. The ozone works by breaking the molecular bonds that hold dirt and grime to your clothes while oxidizing most of this material into carbon dioxide and water. Afterward any remaining ozone converts back into regular oxygen. What you are left with are clean clothes and linens free of any smells, dirt and grime or chemicals. Simple to use and extremely effective.
Whiter, Softer, Sanitized, Fresher Linens
OZONE kills 99.999% of all bacteria!
OZONE is stronger than "medical grade" sanitizers.
During the height of the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020, studies found that our OZONE system killed 99.999% of pathogens, including SARS, Coroanvirus, STAPH and influenza.
Ozone's Effectiveness in Killing SARS Coronavirus Leads to Theory on COVID-19
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Since ozone has been proven to kill 99.999 percent of pathogens in the air, including SARS Coronavirus and influenzas such as H5N1, researchers anticipate that it may be an important tool in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
"Ozone has been proven to kill the SARS Coronavirus," Robert Smith, president and CEO of Quail Systems, LLC said. "This 2019 strand has a similar makeup to SARS; therefore, we anticipate that ozone may kill the new, stronger strand, COVID-19. For decades, we have seen that ozone is the safest and most cost-effective option for protecting people by killing dangerous viruses and other threats," Smith added.
Viruses are small particles made up of crystals; ozone destroys viruses by attacking the nucleic acid core, thus damaging the viral RNA. After destroying these particles, ozone dissipates and leaves breathable oxygen as its only byproduct.
COVID-19 is an enveloped virus. In past studies, 99 percent of viruses have been destroyed and showed damage to their envelope proteins after 30 seconds of exposure to ozone. This can result in the virus's failure to attach to normal, healthy cells, and the breakdown of the single-stranded RNA can lead to the destruction of the virus.
According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 had not been previously identified in humans.
The strongest disinfectant available to the public, ozone safely has been used for decades in homes and businesses. Using ozonated water for handwashing kills bacteria and viruses on impact. Ozone is created by special generators that release it in the air for purification or infuse it into water for disinfecting surfaces.
Benefits of OZONE
Safer, More Sterile Linens
The use of ozone in your wash process will assure the elimination of biological pathogens and countless other chemical contaminants from your finished product. Ozone and its related companions are at the top of the list of most powerful oxidizers. Organisms have no chance of ever developing a resistance to destruction by ozone. Ozone blasts a hole in the cell wall or other containment mechanism of a pathogen and destroys it instantly. Older methods of sanitation using less effective sanitizing agents paved the way for the development of hard-to-kill microbes like MRSA/drug-resistant staph and other Hospital- acquired infections now spreading through the general public. Chemical disinfection agents must first be absorbed by a pathogen to kill it and incomplete sterilization is expected. You never get 100% and sometimes you don’t even come close. The bacteria that do survive and their offspring are more resistant the next time we attempt to kill them.
US EPA recognizes ozone as the safest disinfectant that provides highly effective disinfection to achieve high log inactivation not achievable with chlorine, UV or chlorine dioxide.
US EPA also recognizes Ozone as being able to achieve high levels of Cryptosporidium and Giardia inactivation as well as virtual elimination of Clostridium difficile or ‘C. diff’ or ‘C. difficile’ spores.
Ozone Laundry Systems are optimized at a dissolved ozone concentration of 1.5 to 3ppm. Every system is originally set to this range but the ultimate choice is yours. You have direct control over the amount of ozone you want in your washers with a digital readout that shows the dissolved ozone concentration going into your washers down to .001ppm accuracy.
Our systems are capable of delivering 5ppm dissolved ozone and more if your application requires it or if the Infection Protocol Department demands it.
A dissolved ozone concentration of 1.5 to 3ppm virtually assures complete inactivation of all potentially harmful pathogens from all of your linens. We have 5 years experience with a Nursing Home in Oklahoma that had a perfect record of absolutely no biological activity on swabs taken on newly-washed linen by the Infection Protocol Department in the Home – 2002-2007!