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.

  • Bacteria

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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Odor Removal