Using Hydroxyl Generators to Disinfect Hard-to-Reach Areas

The magic of hydroxyl generators comes from the powerful radicals they produce. When harnessed correctly, these radicals are extremely effective at eliminating odors while remaining safe for surrounding people, plants, pets, and materials.

In this blog, we’ll discuss how Airbotx machines can be utilized to disinfect hard-to-reach areas such as crawl spaces and attics.

How Do Hydroxyl Generators Work?

Hydroxyl generators use UV-C to produce hydroxyl radicals (OH), which break down VOCs and odors at a molecular level. When released into an environment, hydroxyl radicals react with contaminants in the air and surrounding contents, neutralizing them without producing harmful byproducts. This process effectively eliminates a wide range of odors and deactivates bacteria, viruses, and mold spores, making hydroxyl generators a comprehensive solution for disinfection.

How to Eliminate Odors in Hard-to-Reach Areas

Some odor elimination jobs will require odor removal techniques to be performed in small areas that are difficult to access. In this case, you will need your Airbotx machine, lay flat, and the cap that came with your machine. Follow these steps for effective odor elimination:

  1. Cap One Side of Your Airbotx Machine:
    • Start by securely capping one side of the Airbotx machine. This ensures that the airflow is directed solely through the lay flat ducting, focusing the hydroxyl radicals towards the area you want to treat.
  2. Attach Lay Flat Ducting:
    • Take the lay flat ducting and attach it firmly to the open side of the Airbotx machine. Make sure it is secured properly to prevent any leaks. This ducting will help you channel the hydroxyl radicals directly to the target area, even if it is confined or hard to reach.
  3. Direct the Lay Flat to the Impacted Area:
    • Position the lay flat ducting so that it leads to the specific area you need to disinfect. Whether it’s a tight crawl space, a cluttered attic, or another confined spot, ensure the ducting reaches as close to the center of the problem area as possible.
  4. Turn on the Machine:
    • Turn on your Airbotx machine and allow it to run. The hydroxyl radicals will be emitted through the ducting, permeating the hard-to-reach area and breaking down the VOCs and odors. The radicals will spread throughout the space, ensuring comprehensive disinfection and odor elimination.
  5. Monitor the Process:
    • Depending on the severity of the odor and the size of the area, the machine may need to run for several hours. Refer to our operational tips to determine the optimal runtime for your specific situation.

Why Choose Airbotx?

Airbotx offers a superior solution for odor elimination and disinfection compared to traditional methods. Airbotx machines are not only effective at eliminating odors but are safe for continuous use in occupied spaces. By incorporating these machines into your odor removal strategy, you can ensure that odors are eliminated in even the most challenging spaces. 


Using your Airbotx machine to disinfect hard-to-reach areas can transform your approach to odor removal and disinfection. By following these steps, you can effectively tackle odors and contaminants in confined spaces, ensuring thorough and effective odor removal.

For more information on optimizing your Airbotx machine’s performance and additional tips on odor control, visit our Resources page or contact our support team.

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