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What’s That Smell? Eliminating Foul Odours in Your Home and Business

Our sense of smell can be an amazing thing. A whiff of perfume reminds us of our grandma, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee helps us take on the morning, that “new car” smell gives us a feeling of luxurious achievement. However, there are many smells that aren’t quite so pleasant.

Foul odours have a tendency to linger – sometimes for years! These smells can greatly impact businesses or the enjoyment of your home. Depending on the source of the smell, they can also have negative health effects. If you find yourself impacted by the pungent smell of cigarette smoke, cooking odours, garbage, mildew or rotting rodents it may be time to call in the professionals.

What Is Odour Removal?

Just like it sounds, odour removal is the process of eliminating the stench that has a negative impact on your life. No more masking the issue – professional Odour Removal Specialists will identify and remove the problem.

Identify The Source

Until the source of the smell is established, the smell will continue. The first step in eliminating foul odours is to track down the underlying problem and deal with it.

Remove Residue

After the source of the smell has been removed, all surfaces must be properly cleaned to ensure any odour-producing residue has been eliminated.

Air Treatment

There are a variety of methods used when removing odours.

  • Pairing agents are chemicals that connect with odour particles. They either work to change the odour-causing properties or destroy the particle. These chemicals can be sprayed, wiped or fogged.
  • Filtration agents capture the odourous gases and hold them on the surface of the filtration agent.
  • Air purification uses electronic filters to kill airborne microorganisms.
  • Oxidation happens when the odourous molecules combine with oxygen.

If you’re plagued by an ever-present smell that’s negatively impacting your family or business, contact Ontario Restoration Services to help you eliminate the odour and bring a fresh perspective to your day.