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Chlorine Dioxide odor control
Was talking to someone recently who swore by the stuff. You mix a couple of things, which creates the gas, and it seeps into all the nooks and crannies that are unreachable to kill all mold and bacteria. While we have a pretty clean boat, it still got my attention. There are many areas that are simply unreachable to clean, such as behind tankage or cabinetry. Gas would certainly get back there with all access opened up.
I've understood that CLO2 is not corrosive. However, I also thought it broke down into CL and O2 and chlorine is corrosive.
I'm not rushing out to do it. However, if it was perfectly safe for all wiring and metals, I would consider it occasionally. Everyone says our boat does not smell like a boat. Nevertheless, when you bring clothing home that's been aboard for some time, you can smell "boat" on them. It's just not enough to detect aboard.
Any thoughts or input? Here's a couple of examples of the stuff, but even Home Depot sells it. The slow release says it's safe, while occupied. Might be good for a bilge (where said tankage lies), but no way that ClO2 is okay to breath!??
STAR BRITE Boat Bomb Deodorizer | West Marine
STAR BRITE NosGUARD SG Mildew Odor Control Slow Release System, Twin-Pack | West Marine
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