Odors are all around us. Some odors can be wonderful, like the smell of fresh apple pie baking in the oven or fragrant flowers placed throughout the home. But not all odors are pleasant or welcomed. If you or your guests have found themselves asking “What’s that smell?” It might be time to look into odor removal for the home.
Sources for Unpleasant Odors
Odor removal goes beyond masking the unpleasant odors with room sprays or fragrant plug-ins. Instead, the source of the odors will be identified, removed or cleaned, and the surrounding areas treated for odor removal and control. Odor sources can come from:
- Water damage, such as soaked rugs or walls
- Fire damage, from the smoke and soot
- Mold and mildew
- Pet urine and feces
- Tobacco smoke
- Other deep-seated stains in carpet and upholstery
The method for removing the odor from the home will depend upon the source of the odor. Whether it requires removing mold or remediating after fire or water damage, your Cleaning and Restoration Experts will be able to identify the problem and work toward a solution. Beginning with the odor source is the most important step in odor removal.
Another basic step in odor removal is thorough cleaning. This can mean cleaning upholstery and carpets, cleaning air ducts and replacing filters, and cleaning pet urine. Your experts will identify which methods will be necessary in ensuring that the odor has been cleaned and removed from the home.
The source of the odor, such as carpets, can also be treated with an odor counteractant. Treating for odors will go a long way in eliminating the odors from the home after the area has been thoroughly cleaned. Odor counteractants will vary upon the area to be treated but possible solutions include sanitizers, disinfectants, and enzymes.
Odor control is an important element in total odor removal from the home. The source of the odor will need to be eliminated or thoroughly cleaned and dried, while further methods might need to be employed to ensure that the odors have been removed. When you work with a Cleaning and Restoration Expert, you can know that your home is in good hands. Say good-bye to those unpleasant odors.