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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How does the EnviroSharp™ process work?

A: The EnviroSharp™ service provider utilizes the EnviroSharp decontamination unit, a high performance odor removal, air and surface decontamination device manufactured by Phocatox Technologies which draws ambient air through the base of the unit where it is treated inside the treatment chamber and exported in the treatment vapor out the top of the unit. [top]

Q: Does the EnviroSharp™ process require the use of any chemicals?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process does not use any chemicals. The EnviroSharp™ process does however generate a dry vapor containing hydrogen peroxide and purified trivalent oxygen (ozone). [top]

Q: Will the EnviroSharp™ process bleach upholstery or harm fabrics?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process is compatible with most materials. It will not bleach or harm carpet, upholstery or fabrics when properly operated. Please refer to the Cole-Parmer Chemical Compatibility Chart for specific materials. [top]

Q: How large an area will the EnviroSharp™ process treat?

A: One EnviroSharp™ decontamination unit will generally treat approximately 400-1,000 sq ft. (5,000-8,000 cu. ft.). The quantity of EnviroSharp™ decontamination units is dependent upon several factors including indoor environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity, odor or contaminant source and severity, floor plan and cubic space. [top]

Q: Is the EnviroSharp™ process operational with people or pets in the room?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process can only be safely operated in vacant or unoccupied spaces. The EnviroSharp™ decontamination unit should never be operated when humans or pets are present. [top]

Q: What are the primary uses for the EnviroSharp™ Process?

A: The EnviroSharp™ Process is primarily used for odor removal and/or airborne contaminant destruction. Virtually any odor or airborne contaminant can be completely eradicated with the EnviroSharp™ Process. [top]

Q: How long does it take for the process EnviroSharp™ deploys to treat an area?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process can treat most indoor environments within 3-12 hrs. dependent upon several factors including indoor environment conditions, odor or contaminant, floor plan and cubic air space. Most vehicles can be easily treated in 1 hour. The EnviroSharp™ process can reduce deodorization time as much as ninety-percent (90%). [top]

Q: Is the EnviroSharp™ Process an ozone generator?

A: The EnviroSharp Process produces both purified trivalent oxygen, called ozone, and hydrogen peroxide within the treatment chamber. These oxyradicals are exported to attack contaminants on exposed surfaces. The EnviroSharp™ Process does not use coronal discharge ozone generation which is unreliable and produces harmful and corrosive nitrogen oxides. The EnviroSharp™ Process is 10x more powerful than most commercial ozone generators. [top]

Q: How much time is saved with the EnviroSharp™ process?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process can reduce deodorization time as much as ninety percent (90%) as compared to simple ozone generators. [top]

Q: Is the EnviroSharp™ Process an air scrubber?

A: The EnviroSharp™ Process operates at 250 CFM. It has an easily accessible HEPA filter (0.3 micron size), which traps any airborne contaminants that size or larger. [top]

Q: Is more than one EnviroSharp™ decontamination unit required to treat an area?

A: One EnviroSharp™ decontamination unit will generally treat approximately 400-1,000 sq ft. (5,000-8,000 cu. ft.). The quantity of EnviroSharp™ decontamination units is dependent upon several factors including indoor environmental conditions, odor or contaminant, floor plan and cubic air space. [top]

Q: Does the EnviroSharp™ process come with a satisfaction guarantee?

A: Yes The EnviroSharp™ process comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. [top]

Q: Why can't we breathe the EnviroSharp™ Process vapor?

A: The EnviroSharp™ Process produces both purified trivalent oxygen, called ozone, and hydrogen peroxide. The properties that make ozone and hydrogen peroxide powerful cleaners and disinfectants also make them dangerous to living tissues. The same chemical properties that allow high concentrations of these oxyradicals to react with organic material outside the body give them the ability to react with similar organic material that makes up the body, and potentially cause temporary harmful health consequences. When these oxyradicals come in contact with living tissues, like our lungs, they attack and damage cells lining the airways, causing swelling and inflammation, and resulting in difficult breathing. [top]

Q: Does the EnviroSharp™ process leave an odor?

A: The EnviroSharp™process produces a residual "swimming pool" or "bleach" odor that gradually subsides within 4-24 hours. [top]

Q: How soon after the EnviroSharp™ odor removal and decontamination process can I re-enter the treated area?

A: Most treatment areas can be safely re-entered within 45 minutes to one hour. (see also How do we know when it's safe to re-enter below) [top]

Q: How do we know if it's safe to re-enter?

A: Most treatment areas can be safely re-entered within 45 minutes to an hour. However, the manufacturer recommends vapor monitoring for commercial use. [top]

Q: Can the EnviroSharp™ process treat odors in automobiles?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process can be easily deployed inside any vehicle. [top]

Q: Can the EnviroSharp™ process kill mold?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process will eradicate airborne mold spores. Dead or inactive mold spores are captured in the EnviroSharp™'s HEPA filter. [top]

Q: Can the EnviroSharp™ process get rid of animal odors?

A: The EnviroSharp™ process will eradicate most animal odors including cat urine and skunk odor. Pretreatment of the affected areas may be required. [top]