Yes. You can use ozone in your laundry.
The main benefit I have found to using ozone technology in the laundry is it’s super ability to kill microorganisms living in the fabric. The first thing I noticed was an immediate end to the musky smell in towels and clothing. It also seems to have completely done away with the bad smells that could sometimes develop inside the washer. It also removes spots and stains as well as chlorine bleach, and if that wasn’t enough, it does all of this using cold water only.
I have been told by every developer of this technology that you can do your laundry without soap when you use ozone and have completely chemical free clean clothes but I was not completely happy with the results when I did that. I am sure the clothes were clean because I understand how the ozone works but they were stiff and a bit gray at times. However, I have found that using a little soap in the mix gives me the results I want. The clothes are clean, soft, fluffy, odor free, and I know they are completely disinfected.
The ozone unit we offer has a additional outlet which allows the ozone water to be plumbed to a mop sink or connected to a water hose. I have found this to be the most useful application by far. I can direct the ozone water stream directly on a grape juice stain on cloth and it will remove it completely. I have also put a rock in a rotten smelly running shoe to hold it down and covered it in the mop sink with the ozone water and let it sit. When I removed it later that day it was completely fresh with no odor at all. Another thing I have found is that I can rinse my vegetables and fruit in the ozone water and it lasts much longer. And it seems the longer I have it available, the more uses I am finding. So many of the problems we have are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, mold, mildew, etc., and having a water that decimates them on contact with no residue what so ever is a very handy thing indeed.
I know there are a lot of questions about ozone and how we use it. I also know there is a lot of information and misinformation out there. I hope my sharing my personal findings will help you better understand some of the amazing things that are available to make your life better and what they will and will not do.
Alan Branson is the President and Founder of Aqua Sphere Inc. The opinions expressed are the result of his personal experience. You can contact Alan with questions or comments at [email protected]