Noxious odors on restoration and cleaning jobs can be tough to remove. Odors can permeate the entire job site, making it an unpleasant place for customers to live and work in. In some cases, strong odors can even prevent restoration and cleaning crews from getting to work.
Odors can come from a variety of sources:
- Smoke odors from a fireplace fire that got a little out of control can leave a powerful charred smell. Cooking fires caused by leaving something in the oven too long or oil that splashes in a frying pan can fill the kitchen and surrounding rooms with a white protein smoke. Even scented candles left burning too long can leave an over-powering odor.
- Water damage odors generally have a mildew smell from wet building contents. And the longer a structure is exposed to moisture, the more powerful the odor becomes. Water damage situations such as toilet overflows or sewage backups only compound the odor problem.
- Animal odors can range in severity and causes as well. From skunk spray to urine and feces, these odors can penetrate deep into fabrics, walls, carpet, and subfloors. Animal odors include carrion odors (dead body), such as those caused by an animal that dies in the attic or crawlspace and goes undetected for a long period of time.
- Tobacco smoke odors caused by people smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes indoors tend to permeate the entire structure. The longer a person smokes inside, the stronger the odor is and the more difficult it becomes to remove.
Jon-Don has a wide variety of odor removal solutions for every odor problem. From ozone machines to hydroxyl generators, powerful odor-destroying chemicals to eco-friendly odor-busters, Jon-Don is your one-stop shop for all your odor removal needs.
Training Opportunity: Odor Removal Technician is a one-day seminar that will teach technicians how to find out what the customer’s odor problem is without causing them any embarrassment and give them the results they’re looking for. This course covers light, moderate, and heavy odor situations – how to find the source, estimate the job, and provide effective removal.