Odor Removal and Deodorization
After a flood or significant water leakage has occurred a homeowner will need more than water damage remediation; they’ll need odor removal and deodorization services as well.
But professionals first need to deal with water damage remediation before they can move on to deodorizing and sanitizing the home. Water remediation is done by the use of industrial-strength water extractors and water claws, to perform the tasks of suctioning high volumes of water and water trapped in hard-to-get-to areas.
Following water remediation, workers will use such tools as infrared sensors to track moisture wherever it is detected (sometimes hidden), and also gauge moisture levels both on surfaces and in the air. The testing will also find the causes of odors (black mold, mildew, backed-up sewage wastes, soot remaining after a fire, and other causes).
In tandem with water remediation and subsequent odor removal, household items like carpets and carpet padding might need to be stripped off, because black mold could be lurking beneath either one.
According to what type of odor and the related problems and source of the odors, this will dictate what techniques odor removal and deodorization professionals will employ. Whatever technique they use to destroy odors, odor removal involves the breakdown of the odor’s cell infrastructure that has produced odor-causing microorganisms, making it impossible for the microorganisms to continue reproducing.
The use of an ozone generator for odor removal releases and circulates ozone all through the area, killing mildew and mold spores wherever they have taken hold. Thermal foggers, a technique used to remove soot odor permeating the air after a fire, mimics smoke particulate matter, negating the odor at its base level.
Odor removal and deodorization services can extend to carpet cleaning, duct, and HVAC equipment where mold spores can also dwell and proliferate.