Ozone Cabinets: What Are They & Why Your Business Needs One

Commercial laundry equipment is necessary for a wide range of businesses, including hotels and restaurants, hospitals and care homes, professional dry cleaners, launderettes and many more. However, in a number of these professions, there is sometimes a need for more than just regular cleaning. Sometimes, extra attention is required to disinfect or remove odours and this is done using an ozone cabinet – the perfect addition to your laundry station.

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What is an ozone cabinet and how do they work?

The ECO_03 cabinet series are cabins designed to deodorise and sanitise all kinds of clothes, accessories and materials by using ozone.

What is Ozone?

Ozone is a natural molecule that also has a great oxidizing property. It is considered one of the fastest and most effective microbiocidal agents and can act on a wide range of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores – These are the main microorganisms that we find in nature, that can affect the health of human beings and to a large extent, are also responsible for bad odours.

How do Ozone cabinets work?

The way an ozone cabinet operates is very simple.

Step 1: Once you have filled the cabinet with the garments you wish to disinfect, you should proceed to close/lock the door. The cabinet is then filled with ozone, which is generated by ceramic plates and/or UV lamps (depending on the type of cabinet) and concentrated inside – The cabinet generates ozone with a concentration of up to 7ppm. 

Step 2: Depending on the time selected, the ozonation time will increase – the minimum complete cycle required is 10 minutes

Step 3: The final phase of the cycle is the ozone destruction phase, which involves destroying the ozone to a level that is not harmful to the user. Afterwhich, the door can then be unlocked and the contents of the cabinet can be removed.

How effective is ozone cleaning?

Ozone is a very powerful sanitising agent, it instantly eliminates all types of bacteria, viruses and bad smells present in clothing.

Key benefits include:

  • Ozone is currently the fastest and most efficient natural disinfectant known.
  • Ozone acts as a Bactericide (bacteria), Virulicide (virus), Fungicide (fungi) Sporicide (spores), as well as a disinfectant and deodorant.
  • Ozone deodorizes and disinfects the air or water, without leaving harmful residues, providing slight oxygenation of the treated medium.
  • Ozone does not mask bad odours, it DESTROYS them
  • Ozone is produced in In-Situ, so it does not need storage, and this reduces costs.
  • Fast, effective and easy-to-apply treatment.
  • It is not incompatible with other cleaning systems.
  • It is a cleaning system without replacement.
  • Ecological and it respects the environment

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Which industries should apply this technology?

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the healthcare sector (e.g. UK care homes, hospitals, GP surgeries, and waiting rooms) relied heavily on ozone cabinets in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading. However, several other industries can benefit from the use of ozone cabinets:

  • Theatre and costume hire companies can sanitise and remove odours from returned clothing, allowing items that may otherwise have been disposed of to be resold.
  • Ozone cabinets are fantastic additions to industries (e.g. Fire and Rescue Services) where there is a need to regularly combat strong, overpowering odours such as smoke.
  • There is a long list of reasons why ozone cabinets are regularly found within hotels and restaurants, including the need to thoroughly sanitise domestic items such as bedspreads, pillows and chef uniforms.
  • Dry cleaners – This may seem like an obvious one, but we just wanted to point out that ozone cabinets are also perfect for suits or delicate clothing items that cannot be washed in water, dry-cleaned or ironed.
  • Once again, with a new perspective being given to the world regarding sanitising, the presence of an ozone cabinet has become commonplace in the gym laundry room.

If you would like more information on ozone cabinets, or any of the specialist laundry equipment we supply at Washstation Trade, then don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our team of industry experts have years of experience and are always happy to help.