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Storm Damage Brings Odor Challenges

9/7/2023 (Permalink)

As the monsoons are wrapping up, many office buildings experience flooding or water leaks from heavy storms. When water damage happens, there are steps to take to address not only the damage but also the odors that may arise because of water damage. Professional restoration experts can eliminate such odors from your property after an occurrence of commercial water damage in Phoenix. Here at SERVPRO® of Phoenix, we use a multi-approach method to fight odors after any kind of water damage. A variety of deodorants and odor-fighting techniques can eliminate the odors in no time. Here are a few methods that work the best.

Several methods for odor removal

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 the individual, which is why businesses often struggle with odor well after they have cleaned their property. Whether the odor is from stagnant water or mold growth, SERVPRO knows it is best to use multiple methods that use various deodorants to get a better result. Our IICRC-certified SERVPRO® technicians use a combination of several types of deodorants that can combat the most common smells after a commercial water damage event.

Deodorizing to combat odors

A single type of deodorizing agent is not always sufficient to address odors from various sources. Different odors need different deodorants. Masking agents in time-release beads are also used to cover up unpleasant odors with a pleasant-smelling scent. Professionals use these agents to combat odors as well. There are some odors that only appear to remain after cleaning as occupants have become accustomed to the unpleasant smell; masking agents help address that issue. Pairing agents combine 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 then be cleaned. These agents are often used in ultra-low volume foggers and wet foggers. Electrically generated deodorizing agents such as ozone gas are used after a move-out where odors linger. The Ozone is a reactive molecule that can combine with the odor-causing particle and neutralize it. The technicians use this method if the odors have penetrated deeply in the surfaces.

Let the odor removal expert  help

A combination of all these techniques and agents is essential to eliminate the odors from your commercial property after water damage. If you struggle with odors after experiencing water damage or flooding in your office building, call SERVPRO® of Phoenix today at (480) 503-2090 to discuss your restoration needs with one of our professionals.

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