What to Do About Bad Odors
An odor is comprised of tiny gas particles that are measured in microns. For comparison, the diameter of a human hair is measured at about 100 microns. Little odor particles (bubbles of gas) are about 4 microns in size. That is tiny and helps to explain how odor travels so easily through the air, and why certain odor particles that have settled on objects can be so invasive and difficult to remove.
Consumers have many deodorizing products to select from (too many). The majority of deodorizers are nothing more than masking agents (cover ups for unpleasant odors). Masking products can do a nice job of hiding unpleasant odors while these unpleasant smelling odors dissipate. Unfortunately, many odors linger and will outlast the masking agent. These “bad or strong” odors are usually from wet and oily sources such as: cooking oils, grease, urine, vomit, tobacco smoke, skunk spray, soot residues and others. Attempting to cover up these odors simply won’t produce lasting or satisfactory results. Success in eliminating strong odors requires thorough cleaning of the contaminated surfaces using special cleaning agents designed to tackle each specific source… the stink just won’t go away until the odor source is removed or neutralized. Some odors can last for years.
This is where the science of cleaning and deodorizing comes into play. Experts such as the technicians at SERVPRO of San Leandro understand the PH and chemical makeup of odor sources. They’re trained and even certified in correct odor removal procedures including how to apply effective professional cleaning agents that are not available to the consumer.
If your home, office or commercial facility has a difficult odor problem, we can help. Please call SERVPRO of San Leandro at 510-352-2480 to make it "Like it never even happened.”