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Addressing Lingering Odors After Water Damage to Your Business

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

One of the most significant challenges after an occurrence of water damage to your commercial property is getting rid of the damp and musty odor long after the water is gone. Regardless of the kind of business you have, your building is at risk during monsoons. Here’s how to address the lingering odors after the water is gone.

What causes odors once the water is removed?

When your business suffers water damage from torrential monsoon rains, the immediate need is to address the source of water, and then remove the water as quickly as possible. SERVPRO water remediation specialists know how to come in and assess the situation quickly, moving into action to get all the water out of a business and address any damage such as wet carpet, drywall or furniture. However, one this work is done, SERVPRO techs still have work to do, as lingering dampness may have caused odors that need to be addressed.

Odor removal specialists

Why do odors remain after the water is gone? Depending on how long the water sat, mold may have grown, causing a damp and musty smell. SERVPRO professional restoration experts can eliminate such odors from your property after an occurrence of commercial water damage. We use a multi-approach method to combat odors after any water damage. A variety of deodorants and odor combating techniques can eliminate the odors in no time. Here are a few methods that work the best.

Multiple method approaches

Odors often come from different sources after a water damage incident. It can be challenging to find all the sources and determine a specific method to combat them individually. However, it can be easy to use multiple methods that use various deodorants to get a better result. We use a combination of various types of deodorants that can combat most common smells after a commercial water damage event.

Various deodorants address odors

Typically, one type of deodorizing agent is not enough to combat smells from various sources. Different odors, both real and imaginary, need different deodorants. Masking agents in time-release beads are often used to cover up bad odors with a pleasant-smelling chemical. Professionals use these agents to combat both real and imaginary odors as well.

Pairing agents, on the other hand, combined with the odor-causing particles in the air and neutralize them. Once these agents combine with the particles in the air, they cause them to fall to the ground, which can be cleaned later on. These agents are often used in Ultra Low Volume foggers and wet foggers. A perfect combination of all these techniques and agents is essential to eliminate the odors from your commercial property after water damage.

Work with SERVPRO for all your water damage and odor removal needs

If your business suffers water damage that results in lingering odors, call SERVPRO of East Phoenix today at (602) 507-6163 to discuss your restoration needs with one of our professionals. We’re here 24/7 to help you get your business back to normal as quickly as possible.

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