When we start getting into the areas of grow room odor causes and control there are a lot of factors that enter this. What you’re using in the nutrient solution, grow room maintenance and disinfection and even what type of grow you have.
This all plays a role in what is producing odors.
For the most part, grow room odors are more of an inconvenience and annoyance than anything, but if you’re pesticide intensive or using certain disinfectants than these odors are a warning sign of a toxic fume.
We all know of the potential dangers of pesticides, but you also must remember that bleach and ammonia cleaners produce toxic fumes, as well. Keeping this in mind, you don’t want to solely rely on air deodorizer as a means of odor control. These do nothing to reduce toxic fumes and merely cover up foul odors with a pleasant smell.
What you really want is odor control that filters and removes fumes and odors from the grow room.
All odor control should really work with an excellent ventilation system with preferably an inline fan and exhaust ductwork to the outside. This plays a vital role in not just eliminating odors but also creating a much healthier work environment by providing adequate fresh air.
Your best bet is an odor filtration system that works in harmony with a ventilation fan. There are three basic types of effective filtration.
- Carbon exhaust filter
- Intake filter
- Ozone generators
Most people are somewhat familiar with the carbon exhaust filter which draws air through activated carbon as a means of filtration. This is a proven method of filtration that is time-honored and reliable.
The carbon exhaust filters are no exception.
There are several types of carbon filters that can all be counted on to do a reliable job.
- Standard carbon filter
- Reversed carbon filter
- Charcoal based carbon filter
Intake filters use a mechanical filter to remove odors that also work quite well and have a removable, replaceable filter.
When bugs or dust are also a concern there is a washable bug shield that works great in conjunction with a filter which catches insects, mildew or mold. There is also the option of a reusable foam filter designed to filter out bugs, dust and even bacteria out of indoor grow rooms.
These are a great aid in helping prevent costly outbreaks of pathogen borne infections.
Ozone generators are great for eliminating odors and mold where permissible.
The commercial grade ozone generators are excellent for the large-scale operation with large areas to treat. These machines generate ozone as an effective means of odor and complete environmental control.
There is a drawback to ozone generators as some states do have restrictions in place so always check with your specific state regarding any applicable laws.
The main takeaway with using odor control filter is that it is the most effective with a grow room ventilation system. You’re better served by planning a complete system from the beginning where all the components work in conjunction with each other.