What is Ozone?

Ozone is oxygen (O2) with an extra atom of oxygen attached, thus forming 03

lightning stormOzone is formed naturally during a lightning storm. The creation of Ozone is nature’s way of purifying the atmosphere, and is what gives clothesline-dried linen that “fresh air” smell

Ozone is an extremely effective sanitizing and disinfecting agent. In fact, Ozone kills bacteria faster than chlorine. Most new water treatment plants are treated with Ozone instead of chlorine.

Ever notice that bottled water tastes and smells much better than tap water?

That is because bottled water is purified with Ozone instead of chlorine. The bad taste and smell in your tap water is nothing more than residual chlorine.

How does Ozone work in a laundry?

ozone in a laundryOzone carries an electrical/chemical charge in the washing solution, which actually starts to dissolve soil on contact. This process activates the chemicals in cold water instead of using hot water at 140-160 degrees. Sanitizing of your linen is equal to standard laundry procedures.

The experts at ArtiClean have built and installed Ozone Laundry Systems for more than 15 years.

Ozone Laundry gives you several advantages over standard laundry practices.

Longer Linen Life

laundryDid you know that whenever chlorine bleach and extremely hot water are mixed together, a chemical reaction occurs which actually damages the linen fibers? With Ozone, this chemical reaction is eliminated. Our customers have reported that their linen life has increased by 30% or more.

Major Reduction in Natural Gas Cost

save gasApproximately half of the natural gas used in the laundry is for heating water. The other half is used in drying linen. ArtiClean can eliminate 90% or more of your hot water usage.

Some facilities have turned their water heaters off!

An average 100-bed nursing home could save a minimum of $1200 per month on utility bills.

Faster Fill Rates

ozone laundryArtiClean Ozone Laundry Systems utilize an extra large ozone-resistant water valve to fill your washers. These valves work separately from your existing fill valves, and in most cases will fill your washers in half the normal time. This saves you time, which in turn saves you money!

Shorter Wash Cycles

shorter wash cyclesUnder normal conditions, the “cleaning window” of a wash cycle is limited to the detergent and bleach steps. This window is usually 1/3 of the total cycle time. With ArtiClean, the entire wash cycle is the cleaning window…When your washer fills with water, in most cases, it is cold-Ozonated water. This means that every time your washer fills (most wash cycles fill at least five times), it is getting a fresh dose of Ozonated water. This, in effect, makes the cleaning window the entire cycle. By lengthening the cleaning window, we are able to shorten the entire cycle by as much as 20%. What does this do for me?

20% faster wash cycles mean the possibility of running your laundry 20% fewer hours per day…week…year!

Shorter Drying Times

shorter drying timesOzone actually penetrates the fibers of your linen. This is evident in the thicker, fluffier towels that are dried after being ozonated. The ozone helps to release moisture in a dryer or on a flatwork ironer, thus creating much faster drying times as well. In most cases drying time has decreased by 20%. This decrease also also reduces gas consumption by up to 20%.

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