We have been utilizing the Sports-O-Zone system since March of 2008 as part of our cleaning regimen. All helmets, shoulder pads and practice shells are cleaned twice weekly, with individual player padding cleaned on a daily basis. While the disinfectant aspects are obvious and bear repeating again and again, one of the most surprising side effects we have experienced is the overall ‘lack of odor’ in our locker room area. After years of trying out various air exchange systems without real success, the Sports-O-Zone system has managed to transform the locker room so dramatically that it is noticeable to all around it.
Calgary Stampeder Football Club
Houston’s heat and humidity is a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and odor on our tactical equipment. Our SWAT teams have found the Decon Zone Sanitizing System to be the ideal weapon in keeping our officers safe from rashes and skin infections, and it has prolonged the life of our equipment. One of the best benefits is putting on fresh smelling equipment. The Decon Zone is a must in our equipment sanitation protocol.
Houston SWAT Team
In this age of infections such as Staph and MRSA, this product is the best method of prevention that I have found. It is our job as Athletic Trainers to not only treat and monitor the athletes but also to be a prevention advocate and the Sports-O-Zone Sanitizer is by far the best prevention tool to eradicate pathogens as well as prevent exposure and the spread of infections. I wish every school could have the access to a Sports-O-Zone Sanitizer. It is an excellent tool in the ongoing fight against the spread of disease.
Concord High School
I can now clean the shoulder pads in one day where it used to take four of us almost a month of prep times and still did not get them as clean and sanitary. We could not even get them to smell fresh until we started using the Sports-O-Zones machine. As the machine kills all bacteria, we feel confident when a helmet is switched from person to person that it is truly clean and no chance of any sanitary issues. I know the machine works and I would not try to clean equipment again without one. Thanks for helping us keep our equipment truly clean and sanitary.
Portage Collegiate Institute
Two sets of FireDex Fire Turn Out Gear were sent out to Decon Zone Sanitization for sample decontamination. A ten year accelerated test was run on the gear to determine detrimental effect, if any, on the gear. On return to FireDex, there was no discernible or visible damage to the gear and the gear was decontaminated. FireDex’s conclusion is that the Decon Zone Sanitizing System had no detrimental effect to the Fire Turn Out Gear or its protective qualities.
The machine is used by all our sport teams as well as our Physical Education department to clean all their equipment. It is very easy to use and takes very little time to ensure things are sanitary. It is also used by our Life Skills class to clean many articles found in their sensory room.
Portage Collegiate Institute
The Sports-O-Zone sanitizing system works great. After 3 years of ownership, and multiple Sports-O-Zone systems in several rinks, we have not had one customer complaint. We have seen sales climb every year and with continued effort we really believe sanitizing gear will become the standard in years to come.
The Winnipeg Jets have been using the Sports Ozone machine since our return to the NHL in 2011. We find the machine very convenient to use and it plays a big part in our efforts to avoid bacterial infections from hockey equipment. The machine keeps the equipment smelling fresh as well, helping keep our dressing room smelling good.
Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club
The results have been very beneficial. The equipment comes out smelling fresh and the players like the smell. Using the ozone machine doesn’t wear down or damage the equipment, which can happen using industrial washing machines.
After I finished using the Sports-O-Zone machine on all the helmets and shoulder pads in the locker room, several players commented that the locker room smelled better.
Ball State University
We have not had a case of MRSA since starting to use the Sports-O-Zone sanitizing system.