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Deodorizing Your Home After Flood Damage in Irwindale

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

high waves crashing in to homes by a beach Don't let flood damage leave your home smelling foul. Call SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Use More Than One Deodorization Method for Tackling Odor After Flooding

When flooding occurs in your home, the first step after the damage has been done is to contact a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. They can extract all the standing water, dry out your home and possessions, and salvage what they can. However, the last steps they need to take have to do with deodorization. Water damage like this likely leaves smells behind, and if they are not taken care of, you do not have a sense that your home is clean again. 

Many flood damage issues face when your Irwindale home has suffered from flooding. It can be overwhelming, but our team at SERVPRO can take care of all the cleaning and restoration steps for you. The last one is combating smells, and we do all that is needed so that the odors are gone when we complete the restoration. 

Remove the Source 

The first step in removing the odor is eliminating what is causing it. Sewage in a home, for instance, smells. Unless you get rid of it, you cannot get rid of the smell. Some of the most common odor sources from flood damage include dirt, sewage, moisture, dead animals, trash, pet waste, and mildew. 

Multiple Methods 

In most situations, odors come from various sources, so our technicians use multiple deodorization methods. We might never know which process did the job, but the smells are gone. 

Deodorant Types 

One type of deodorization agent does not work on all odors, so we use more than one kind of deodorant to treat the various odors we encounter. We also make sure that you like the smell of the professional product that we choose to apply. 

Masking Agents: These cover foul odors with a pleasing scent. They are used for present odors, and they come in the form of product additives or time-release beads. 

Filtration and Absorption Agents: These absorb moisture, some oils, and humidity. They come in the form of activated charcoal for air filtration systems. 

Pairing Agents: These are products that combine with odor particles, causing them to fall onto surfaces that can be cleaned. These come in the form of an ULV wet fogger. 

Disinfectants and Sanitizers: These inhibit fungal and bacteria growth and are used when microbial growth is present or to stop microbial growth. They come in liquid form, which can be sprayed on with a sprayer or pump. 

At SERVPRO, we realize that just one deodorization method might not necessarily be enough, so we work until we get rid of all the odors. We completely dry all wet materials as soon as possible and find the source of any foul smell. 

Flooding of any kind requires odor removal, so you need SERVPRO of Azusa/Covina to help you clean up the mess and deodorize your home. If you have experienced a flood in your home, you can reach us at any time by dialing (626) 387-4111.

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