Q. What is Ozone? A. Ozone, (O3), sometimes called "activated oxygen", contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors. Interestingly ozone occurs quite readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms.
Improper care of smoke-damaged household goods (garments, drapes, blankets, linens) will further embed the oily soot particles and the smoke odor. Drapes, in particular, require special attention to remove embedded soot particles: drapes must be drycleaned. Cornice board upholstery needs to be drycleaned.To restore usability, these items must be cleaned by hand with counteractants and/or ozone and commercial cleaning agents