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.

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