Lingering odors are a significant issue following large-scale, property-damaging events (such as fires, floods, mold growth, and more). Similarly, they can be a problem due to pets, accidents, and undetected deaths.
At ServiceMaster by Metzler, we address these and similar situations through our odor removal services, available for all properties in the Park Ridge, IL area. We eliminate smells at their source so that you do not need to worry about them coming back in the future.
What Causes Odors to Linger?
As we mentioned above, there are a number of reasons why you may smell a troubling aroma on your property. Biological events are a common cause, as are various property-damaging events. Some of the leading causes that we see include:
- Damage from fire and smoke
- Indoor pets
- Water damage and/or mold growth
- Sewage backups
- Wild animals
- Undetected deaths
How Odors Linger
In each case, there is a large probability that you will smell some sort of odor that can linger if it is not addressed. The reason that smells tend to stick around is because of airborne particles, and the fact that porous materials can absorb them.
Smoke, for example, is particularly troubling because of how easily it spreads and penetrates porous objects (such as woodwork, drywall, carpeting, and similar elements). Once the smell has been trapped, it can linger for lengthy periods of time. Attempts to mask the smell are not advised because doing so does not actually fix the problem.
Permanently Removing Odors
At ServiceMaster by Metzler, we attack smells at their source so that they do not continue to linger on your property. We also provide air cleaning services to remove smelly particles from the air. The techniques and technologies that we utilize to address the latter are relatively unique, and include:
- Thermal fogging (this neutralizes odors)
- High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters (these remove odors from the air)
- Hydroxyl generators (these use hydroxyl radicals to eliminate odors)
- Ozone systems (these provide an oxidizing agent)
In addition to the above, there are a number of other steps that we take to fully return your property to normal. We first perform an inspection to locate odors. We then treat the affected materials that are trapping them. During this process, we provide the air cleaning and deodorizing treatments mentioned above. We continue by sealing porous surfaces to prevent smells from returning in the future. We conclude our services by fully documenting our work.
To learn more about our odor removal services in Park Ridge, IL, or to schedule a cleaning, simply give us a call at (847) 380-7888. Our ServiceMaster by Metzler representatives are happy to address any of your questions or concerns.