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Just What is a Hydroxl Generator Anyway?

We’re so glad you asked!

A Hydroxyl Generator is a machine that creates hydroxyls, a naturally occurring molecule, by passing air over ultraviolet light in order to kill bacteria, viruses and mold, and break down volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and unpleasant odors.


Hydroxyls play a critical role in cleaning the earth’s atmosphere and have been referred to as “nature’s broom.” The highly reactive Hydroxyls react with water vapor in the air and bond with any free carbon or odor to neutralize it.

Hydroxyl Facts:


  • Hydroxyls are extremely effective on odors caused by fire or water damage.
  • Hydroxyls reduce Additional Living Expenses (ALEs) by safely working in occupied homes and buildings.
  • Hydroxyl generators are portable, lightweight, and operate using less than 2 amps of electricity.
  • Hydroxyl generators work better than ozone generators because they are easier to install and do not require special ventilation.

Roth Construction Company has eight Hydroxyl Generator units for use in their smoke damage repairs and odor removal services and is finding new uses for this technology every day.

Click here to learn more about Hydroxyl Generators

Fire Prevention Week 2013

Fire Prevention Week 2013

It might seem hard to believe, but Fire Prevention Week has been going on for over 90 years! It was started in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire which occurred back in 1871. This tragic fire killed scores of people and left about 100,000 people without homes.

Fire Prevention Week is the oldest, continuously observed public safety awareness campaign in the U.S. ┬áIt takes place every year during the week in which October 9th falls – the date the Great Chicago Fire occurred.

Today, Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, focuses on disseminating information about important fire safety topics to children and their families. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires”. We encourage you to click here to visit the Fire Prevention Week website and review information about this year’s program as well many other topics on fire safety and prevention they make available on their site.