Ozone Generator Recommendations Please

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A house I recently purchased has a cat odor in one room that is lingering after being painted. Another has a strong mold smell. I am looking for a strong ozone generator that would be sufficient to:

1. Remove pet odors

2. Supplement mold remediation by reaching areas that can't be easily treated or painted

This one looks interesting, but I don't know which models would be sufficient:

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11092354214086219142?q=ozone%20generator&biw=1280&bih=864&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.&bvm=bv.96952980,d.b2w&tch=1&ech=1&psi=412VVcS9JcPytQWBo5-oBA.1435852267412.3&prds=paur:ClkAsKraX3Df3sE3VPuElDrvKJ7rRP6CyX9NBAGjfqcrSMvs98VcYg0pG8MFlCRaR5FEKJ6tB-bEHMVvCnybUGp47UBQBxAI1szmq9HYeE5Emv0o8Eec6GFqMRIZAFPVH70PjyAiSnFT8sCO0wM3wckw3Xvreg,hsec:specs,scoring:tp&ved=0CLsBEKYr&ei=9l2VVcWGEcrFsAXA756YCw

i have one similar to that , i have run in a few properties to get rid of pet odor.  it works great for a few days and then the odor returns.  not really sure if the size of the unit makes a difference or if it is user error.  would love for one of these to really work but not convinced so far.

Matt, 

What about a cold fogger (rent at home depot) using Concrobium?  I have been told that takes out oders, and kills mold/mildew.  
An additional product is Microban X590.  This is a little more 'advanced', the Concrobium Mold Control is pretty safe. 

Best of luck!

Justin

My experience is to run ozone generator for several days in a closed up house. Place near the return side of the air handler and turn air to run continually. Be sure and open windows and doors upon return for fresh air. 

@Wilson Churchill

I hired a company that specializes in odor removal. Sadly though after 4 treatments it did not work. Initially, it did "something" but then quickly returned so they did additional treatments at no cost - they were guaranteed removal or no payment. They did the aggressive additional treatments and it appeared to have been resolved - it wasn't. It just took longer to come back - I actually had tenants that didn't complain but after they moved out I noticed the "same" smell.

I researched and found a product called Vamoose and bought it off of Amazon. It was a gallon jug that could be used with ozone generator but I didn't do that. The house size is 1500 sqft and I did all the carpets, and wiped down the trim and windows and fan. I also sprayed some into the intake vents. After applying this and coming back 24 hrs later, I wiped everything down and vacuumed the carpet.

This actually worked better to rid the smell. I don't know why the ozone treatment didn't work but this did.

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