The sense of smell is one of the most important senses after sight and hearing. In fact, fragrances and odors not only trigger memories both good and bad, but they also serve as a warning. A gas leak, burning smells from the kitchen, or a sewage leak warns you something is amiss and can get you to quickly take appropriate safety actions. You spend the majority of your time at your home so obviously, how your home smells is crucial. So the big question is – if you have an odor situation at home, what can you do about it?
Topical Cleaning Works Great – So Don’t Ignore It
Some forms of odor if they are on a small scalecan be quickly and easily taken care by a homeowner. And you don’t really need any kind of technical experience. However, professionals will be needed for more stubborn, unpleasant smells. Both seasonal and regular daily/weekly/monthly cleaning of your home can drastically cut down the chances of your home developing an odor situation.
Common Problem Areas and Potential Health Risk
Every house has common trouble sources/areas that should be cleaned on a regular basis. Your furniture, carpets and drapes, furniture, clothing space, storage space etc. can and often are the most easily affected. Another issue here is that with topical cleaning you can get rid of the immediate scent. But the source of the odor does not get addressed properly. And over a period of time, it can pose a health risk. Pet soiling, mold, fire and smoke damage, decomposition, are all serious issues that can pose a serious health risk. The risk is compounded if you have little children and elders living with you.
Don’t Delay Seeking Professional Help
If you feel the odor situation at your house poses an immediate health risk or if it can be a potential health risk, then it is time to call in the professionals. Odor removal specialists are trained specially tolocateand destroy the source of the odor. Of course, in the event you have a fire and smoke situation, then any kind of odor removal can only be addressed after the affected area has been cleaned up.
Once the source of the odor is destroyed, odor removal professionals will thoroughly clean all surfaces and or items that were affected by the source which includes all the common trouble areas such as furniture, clothing, and drywall among other areas. If these areas are not cleaned, the smell or odorwill continue to linger and might even come back.
Odor removal professionals understand that the most effective way of arresting and addressingodor sources is by eliminating airborne contaminants which latch on to surfaces and fester until the odor situation gets out of control. When this happens your health and the health of your family can be at risk. Also remember, that in most instances, lingering stench of any kind emanates from sources that are hazardous to both humans and pets. Getting to the source of the problem as quickly as possible is always the best and most effective course of action when addressing odor damage.