People often use masking agents such as air fresheners and candles in an attempt to eliminate a smell. While these methods may do a decent job of masking the odor they are temporary solutions. The offensive odors noses pick up is a result of volatile molecules. These molecules are in compounds or chemicals that evaporate very quickly. As a result, they stream through the air and end up in the nose.
There’s a science to removing smells. Humans have a highly sensitive olfactory and the human nose contains millions of sensory neurons. Malodors send subliminal messages about a space that silently screams, this place is unclean!
Some of the top offensive odors include:
- Cooking odors
- Mold and/or mildew odors
- Pet urine or feces
- Tobacco smoke
- Fire and smoke damage odors
Your local SERVPRO® offers cleaning options that do more than just make your home temporarily smell good. Our professional and certified technicians use state of the art HEPA filters, air scrubbers, and deodorization techniques that will ensure a long lasting deep clean long after the crew leaves the premises. High volume trafficked areas are notorious for lingering smells. Commercial areas such as:
- Apartment communities
- Retirement homes
- Community centers
Can be cleaned by our certified technicians to restore your property with a pleasant aroma. We also offer deodorization treatments to residential customers and this can be combined with a carpet and or duct cleaning for a new home smell.
Top 3 Deodorization Treatment Techniques
Absorbents. This type of treatment is good for confined spaces, air ducts, and filters.
Neutralization. An equalizing chemical neutralizes stinky odors
Biocides. Another type of chemical process but this one kills or greatly reduces growth of microorganisms.
Ozone machines are another way to clean the air. They work by attacking ozone molecules and pollutants at their source to oxidize the air.
SERVPRO® of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown has the training, experience, and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” And to make your house feel like a home again.