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Deodorizing Your Home After Flood Damage in Irwindale

3/20/2017 (Permalink)

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 there has been flooding in your home for any reason, your first step after the damage has been done is to get in touch with a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. They can extract all the standing water and dry out your home and possessions, salvage what they can during the process. 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 truly clean again.
 
When your Irwindale home has suffered from flooding, you have lots of flood damage facing you. It can be quite 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 smells are gone when we complete the restoration.
 
Remove the Source
 
The first thing to do in getting rid of odor is to eliminate 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 sources of odor from flood damage include dirt, sewage, moisture, dead animals, trash, pet waste, and mildew.

Multiple Methods
 
In most situations of deodorization, odors are coming from various sources, which is why our technicians use multiple methods of deodorization. We might never know which method did the job, but the odors 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 bad odors with a scent which is pleasing. 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 which combine with odor particles, causing them to fall onto surfaces which can then 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 method of deodorization 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 odors.
 
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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