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How Do I Get the Water Odor Out of My Home?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

lotus flower floating on a pond Why SERVPRO Knows Odor Control in Vineyard Homes after Flooding--training, equipment, and products

SERVPRO has multiple applications to eradicate odors in Vineyards homes successfully

Sometimes the worst part of a water loss in a home is the odor, particularly after floodwater breaches a property. The amount of water that enters a Vineyards property is challenging to remove and dry rapidly. Household fans can take days to even weeks to adequately dry surfaces, and that is just one reason it is vital to engage a professional restoration services company for the cleanup task.

What Happens to Carpet and Furniture with Flood Damage?

In most cases, SERVPRO technicians need to remove anything in a Vineyards home with flood damage. Carpet tends to bear the brunt of the water loss, and because it can cause injury due to its weight when weight, the water gets extracted, and the carpet cut into strips and disposed of as a biohazard. The majority of the upholstered furniture that absorbs floodwater usually needs the same treatment as the carpet and is a loss. Contamination levels of gray or black water often determine if salvaging is possible.

After Extraction and Drying, Odor Control is Paramount

SERVPRO technicians ensure that after the loss area verifies as dry according to their equipment, they move on to the cleaning and disinfection phase. This can include treating the exposed framework with antimicrobial cleaners and sealants.

Residual odors may remain behind after the drying and cleaning. When this situation occurs, the techs use various methods for getting rid of the smells, such as:

  • Hydroxyl generators which use UV rays to remove odors safely
  • Thermal fogging that heats a solvent until it becomes a fog for widespread odor control
  • Time-release gel pellets get used for light applications

SERVPRO of East Naples at (239) 352-8300 brings the professional tools and experience to eliminate the problems flood damage brings to a home and restore the home to its pre-water loss condition.

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