Odor Elimination:


While some forms of odor removal can be done by a property owner without  technical experience, professionals will be needed for more stubborn, unpleasant smells. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, is the agency in charge of certifying technicians skilled in this field. Through training supervised by IICRC, our technicians possess the best methods and products available for handling these problem. Their advanced skills allow them to eliminate smells caused by fire, smoke, mold, and thorough pet soiling. While property owners have some tools available to help control these issues, professional help is usually required to eliminate them completely.

The best way for a property owner to perform simple odor removal is with a readily accessible substance. Property owners have been getting rid of foul smells with home remedies for decades. While these substances are easy to apply to the carpet and are effective for smaller jobs, they aren’t feasible for more extensive problems. Also, they don’t typically eliminate the cause of the scent but cover it up instead. This just masks the health hazard in the room and so it remains a threat.

Our Technicians trained in odor removal through an IICRC standard and know the four general principles of eliminating unpleasant smells. They first attempt to locate and destroy the source of the smell. In some cases, like during fire and smoke restoration, this may be too difficult to do before cleaning the area. Once the source is destroyed, the technician will thoroughly clean any surfaces or items that were affected by the source. While carpets are often a primary spot for odors to take root, furniture, clothing, and drywall may also take on the scent if they are exposed long enough. These surfaces must be cleaned to prevent the smell from coming back.

Technicians also have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize the unpleasant smell thoroughly. Every material has its own physical properties that determine which substances to use for effective odor elimination. Trained professionals can find the best product for each material, from carpet and fabric to wood and ceramic. Once the surface has been treated, trained technicians are able to seal the surface to trap what scent does remain. Foul smells are created by airborne particles that can be sealed away for good.

We can handle odors caused by urine contamination, decomposition, mold, mildew, chemicals, and fire and smoke damage, among many other sources. Our expertise means they are prepared for any job, no matter the scope.