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Remove Odors After a Storm

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Cloudy sky, a road, and the SERVPRO logo. Effective cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing are the hallmarks of cleanup that has been well done.

A big storm is likely to result in a number of problems for your company. It happens just about every day somewhere in the U.S., and at some point Doylestown, PA, it will face its day of reckoning. One sure side effect of a major storm is a number of unpleasant odors, caused by a number of things. In fact, your nose will often lead you somewhere that needs attention. For example, mold growth, a common occurrence after a storm, usually gives off a musty unpleasant odor. This is a situation that demands immediate attention. Mold containment and cleaning and deodorizing will be needed as soon as possible.

Other Odors
In addition to mold growth, a medley of smells often plagues a commercial building after a storm. Here's a shortlist of a few smells that may be present in the hours, days or weeks after a damaging weather event:

The bathroom smell from a sewage loss
The musty odors of wet furniture
The stale aroma of wet paper products
The offensive odor of spoiled food

Improper or insufficient cleaning simply mask smells, and this course of action is doomed to failure. The smells will return. With the right equipment and methods, a professional storm damage team is able to remove odors from floodwaters without a trace. The key is attacking the source of the smell.

Additional Issues
A big storm has the capacity to wreak serious havoc. Each situation is different, and it's hard to say exactly what problems will crop up. It could be electrical damage, plumbing issues, property damage, mold growth, or water damage. If unsavory odors remain long after the storm, this is an indication something is not right. Everyone wants to work in a clean and healthy environment.

Effective cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing are the hallmarks of cleanup that has been well done. Afterward, the only odors that should remain are pleasant ones.

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