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Eliminating Musty Odors

Some molds can be really odorous when colonizing. While some species usually don’t cause odors, when musty mold odor combines with other elements, you may conclude that mold is present. And even in cases where the mold isn’t visible, remediation might still be necessary. Keep in mind that some people have a really great sense of smell.

Water mitigation refers to the process of properly cleaning, sanitizing, repairing, drying, and restoring a property right down to its initial condition (pre-water damage). Since every property’s water damage condition is unique, a personalized course of action is necessary to properly complete a mitigation process.

Here are 5 common signs of water damage in a home: 

  •         Musty odor: This is often characterized by a feeling of elevated dampness or humidity within the interior of your home, and is a strong sign of water damage.
  •         Visible changes to the walls, ceiling, and flooring 
  •         Visible mold, stains, or mold dominated ceiling and walls are usually a sign of water damage
  •         High utility bills 
  •         Outdated water supply system

Fire restoration service providers are some of the first responders after significant damage to a home following water damage, fires and floods, sewage backup, and other similar events. A restoration company is tasked with cleaning up the mess, as well as to preserve and protect the home and its contents to ensure that no further damage occurs.

In most cases, restoration specialists will start removing smoke by cleaning all surfaces. When the technicians are done cleaning the visible surfaces, they use certain specialized equipment to remove the pesky and very last of the odors contained in the inaccessible areas such as inside walls and joints.

Sewage can be categorized into treated and untreated sewage. Treated sewage is sewage or wastewater that has passed through a treatment plant. Here, the wastewater is taken through a number of stages to treat it, making sure that all the harmful pollutants, bacteria, and other contaminants are eliminated.

In most cases, professional cleaning is always a better choice. Cleaning is often much more cost-effective than replacing, and most carpets can easily get many more years of service with regular and professional cleaning.

Cleaning the fabric of your furniture, commonly referred to as upholstery cleaning, will ideally remove the oils and dirt that are transferred to your chairs and couches through regular use. Upholstery cleaners might clean the entire pieces of furniture by request or on a regular schedule, or even do specific tasks such as spot treatments to remove any food, pet, grease, and oil stains.

Biohazard cleanup usually involves sanitizing, cleaning, and deodorizing areas where traumatic incidents such as injury, accident, or death have occurred. As such, biohazard cleanup will often involve dealing with animal or human remains blood, chemical spills, and more.

In a study conducted to evaluate the most common sources of odors in cat and dog urine, P.U.R.T was found to remove 99.9% (on average) of pet urine odors on carpets. Moreover, the study also assessed the ability of the Chem-Dry’s cleaning service for pet carpets to eliminate bacteria that are found in cat urine.