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Eliminating Odors After a Water Disaster in Your Office Building

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

One of the biggest and most unexpected 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 of experiencing water damage and the aftermath of odors. Here’s how to address the lingering odors after the water is gone.

What causes odors once the water is gone?

When your business experiences water damage from severe monsoon rains, the immediate need is to address the source of water and then remove the water as quickly and thoroughly as possible. SERVPRO water remediation specialists know how to 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, once this work is completed, SERVPRO techs still have work to do, as lingering dampness may have caused odors from mildew that need to be tackled.

We are odor removal specialists

Why do odors remain after the water is gone? Depending on how long the water sat, mold and mildew may have grown, causing a damp and musty smell throughout the impacted areas of your office building. SERVPRO professional restoration experts can eliminate such odors from your building after an occurrence of commercial water damage. We use a multi-approach method to combat odors after any water damage and understand that each situation is approached differently. A variety of deodorants and odor combating techniques can eliminate the odors in no time.

Using a multiple method approach

Odors often come from various 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 several types of deodorants that can combat the most common smells after a commercial water damage event. Our trained professionals know how to assess the situation and determine the best approach for an ideal outcome.

Various deodorants focus on odors

More often than not, 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 unpleasant odors with a pleasant-smelling chemical. Our professionals use these agents to combat both real and imaginary odors as well. Masking is necessary as people often feel they can still smell something even after the odor is removed completely, so these agents create a different, more appealing smell. 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 odor removal needs

If your office building experiences water damage that results in lingering unpleasant 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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