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Odor Removal

Odors may develop over time in a home or business, especially if pets have been present. A-1 Cleaning effectively and safely removes bacteria living in carpet fibers and furniture. The natural occurring bacteria in pet urine are reactivated during summer heat and humid conditions causing odors to return.

Causes of Bad Odor

Most bad smells in your home are easy to identify, like the litter box that needs cleaning or the rotten meat you threw away yesterday. Some bad odors, however, make you scratch your head as you wonder where they’re coming from and how to neutralize the smell. Maybe you’ve scrubbed, mopped, and vacuumed every square inch, and there is still a lingering smell that is no match for Febreze. Here are some common reasons you might encounter a foul odor:

Hidden Mold

If the odor you smell is musty, then you might have mold hidden somewhere in your walls. Some compare the stench to wet cardboard, and it’s a common occurrence in older homes. Certain types of mold can be toxic, especially to those with compromised immune systems. It can be even more dangerous to clean on your own. To ensure your safety, we recommend that you contact a professional for the cleanup process once you identify where the problem is.

Absorption of Smells Over Time

Over time, your walls, floors, carpet, and other upholstery furniture can absorb different smells. After a while, it can start to emit a foul odor. If you have pets, the ammonia in their urine becomes reactivated in the summertime due to the heat and can begin to let off that same smell months after it initially occurred.


Whatever type of smell you have in your home, bacteria is the culprit. It could be in your walls, carpet, or your favorite recliner you like to sit in after you get off of work. It doesn’t matter how many times you vacuum or spray Febreze; the odor isn’t leaving until the bacteria does.

How did it get there? Let’s go back to that recliner. Imagine how many times you’ve sat down in dirty or sweaty clothes. Let’s look at the carpet and all the things that could get left behind from your shoes. Even if you vacuum, particles still get left behind in the fibers and over time create that bad smell.

How to Effectively Remove It

At A1 Cleaning, we work diligently to remove the bad-smelling bacteria from your property. We use specialized equipment to complete the job efficiently.
If the smell is mold, we will remove the damaged materials, clean the area thoroughly, and replace them with all new materials. We will ensure that no cross-contamination occurs to eliminate the mold and odor safely.

Getting full function out of your home is our priority here at A1 Cleaning. If you have a bad odor, it’s likely coming from some bacteria in your home. Whether it’s in your carpet, walls, or hidden in your home, our team is experienced and ready to tackle the situation at hand. We are available to take your calls 24 hours a day in case any emergencies arise that require immediate attention. Problems only continue to worsen when you procrastinate. Don’t hesitate to contact us regarding the foul smell in your home or business, as it could be a heads-up to an underlying issue that needs to be fixed immediately.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A1 Cleaning removes odor by using a variety of methods, depending on the type of odor. For example, they may use an ozone treatment to remove smoke odor, or they may use a dehumidifier to remove musty odors. In some cases, they may also need to replace affected materials, such as carpeting or drywall.

If you’re wondering how to get rid of a permanent smell in your house, there are a few things you can try. First, try using a powerful air freshener or deodorizer. If that doesn’t work, you may need to remove the source of the smell. This could involve cleaning or painting over the affected area, or replacing carpets or furniture. If all else fails, you may need to consult a professional for help with removing the smell.

The short answer is yes, you can get cigarette smell out. However, it will take some time and effort on your part. Here are a few things you can do to remove cigarette smell from your home:

-Ventilate the affected area by opening windows and doors. This will help to circulate fresh air and remove some of the smoke particles that are causing the smell.

-Wash all surfaces with soap and water. This includes walls, floors, ceilings, and any other areas where smoke has accumulated.

-Use a commercial odor neutralizer or make your own using baking soda or white vinegar.

-If the smell persists, you may need to hire a professional cleaning company to deep clean your

Most air purifiers are designed to remove particulates from the air, such as dust, pollen, and pet dander. Some air purifiers also have activated carbon filters that can help to remove certain odors and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air. However, not all air purifiers are effective at removing all types of smells. If you are looking for an air purifier that will help to get rid of smells in your home, it is important to choose one that is specifically designed for this purpose.

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