Odour Removal – what that bad smell really means

Odour Removal – what that bad smell really means

Whether it’s in your home or your business, that bad smell can be an indicator of a bigger issue. Odour removal experts will be able to not only remove the odour but ascertain the cause of it in the first place.

Some bad smells have obvious causes – spilt milk, damp exposure – but others can be a mystery. We’ve all been there; your normally sweet-smelling home or business is suddenly permeated by a whiff of something you can’t explain. While your nose may lead you to its location, successfully removing the odour and its cause may be trickier than you would expect.

Why we detect bad odours

Our noses may not house the most powerful of our senses, but they are usually able to keep us out of danger. We can smell surprisingly small concentrations of odours as our bodies try to detect contaminants and foods that may risk our health.

What can cause bad odours?

Some bad odours are relatively harmless (to all but our sense of disgust!) but speedy removal as soon as you detect it is the best way to stop it in its tracks.

Some common causes of bad odours include:

Are bad odours harmful?

Bad odours spell bad news in the majority of cases. Even third-hand cigarette smoke can expose you to the risks of carcinogens. Most other bad odours are caused by mold issues and can pose a serious health risk.

Odour removal experts vs DIY

One of the most common issues with a DIY attempt is that the odour isn’t completely removed. Instead, it is masked by air fresheners or detergents, only to reappear once these more pleasant but less enduring smells dissipate. Professional equipment deals with the source so, it won’t return two weeks later. Any inherent dangers in removal, such as mold or contagion exposure, are also best left to professionals.

Let us Restore your Peace of Mind

If you have a lingering odour in your home or business, destroy it, don’t mask it. Our highly trained and certified technicians use the latest techniques and equipment and are available 365 days a year. We’ll make your unpleasant odours disappear as quickly as they cropped up while always maintaining COVID-safe protocols.

If you have an odour you need removing, contact us today and we’ll stop it in its tracks.

ServiceMaster Restore Moncton - Restoring Peace of Mind® since 1972.

 

  • Stagnant water in drains – if you don’t move water through a drain or sink regularly, sewer odours and stagnant water can give off a rotten-egg smell.

  • Cigarette smoke – we’ve all experienced the intense wall of smell when you enter the home of a smoker. If a smoker has visited your home or business, you may need to bring in odour removal experts to lift those lasting particles. Odour removal from carpets and soft furnishings can remove these tough-to-shift smells.

  • Food or drink residue – even a tiny amount of spillage can result in a lingering smell if it goes unnoticed for long enough. Bacteria feed on the natural sugars as the food breaks down, and it soon becomes a Petrie dish for odours.

  • Mold – whatever its origin, mold can set in quickly and once it has embedded itself, it can be hard to shift. The smell is created by mold particles that have broken free and are airborne, so if you have a mold or musty smell, you should act as soon as you can.

  • Natural gas – although it naturally has no smell, gas in the home has an unpleasant rotten egg odour added to it to alert you of a leak. If you catch even a whiff of this one, it is time to get out of your home and call in a professional immediately.

  • Decaying animals and/or animal feces – unnatural smells can occur from the natural world too. Even a small mouse can make a substantial smell and handling dead animals or droppings can have serious health risks. Call in a professional to have the offending items removed, the source discovered, and any germs removed.

Are bad odours harmful?

Bad odours spell bad news in the majority of cases. Even third-hand cigarette smoke can expose you to the risks of carcinogens. Most other bad odours are caused by mold issues and can pose a serious health risk.

Odour removal experts vs DIY

One of the most common issues with a DIY attempt is that the odour isn’t completely removed. Instead, it is masked by air fresheners or detergents, only to reappear once these more pleasant but less enduring smells dissipate. Professional equipment deals with the source so, it won’t return two weeks later. Any inherent dangers in removal, such as mold or contagion exposure, are also best left to professionals.

Let us Restore your Peace of Mind

If you have a lingering odour in your home or business, destroy it, don’t mask it. Our highly trained and certified technicians use the latest techniques and equipment and are available 365 days a year. We’ll make your unpleasant odours disappear as quickly as they cropped up while always maintaining COVID-safe protocols.

If you have an odour you need removing, contact us today and we’ll stop it in its tracks.

ServiceMaster Restore Moncton - Restoring Peace of Mind® since 1972.

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