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Odour Control

Our technicians encounter foul odours during restoration projects on a regular basis. Whether the odour is caused by smoke, animal feces, or mold, our team has the experience to help.

We deal with eliminating a wide range of odours – from cigarette smoke, animal smells, and sewer back-ups – every single day.

That said, completely eliminating foul smells can be a difficult task, thanks to their ability to permeate all types of materials. Once on-site our crew will act to thoroughly remediate the unpleasant odour from your property, but sometimes getting rid of an odour can be a larger project than you may think.

Not all odours are harmful, but many can be a nuisance. So take a breath (outside, perhaps?), and know that our team has the skills to freshen up your space.

Sometimes life stinks – but it doesn’t have to.

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OUR PROCESS

NOTE  Depending on your situation, the following steps may be done in a different order (or not at all).

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STEPS TO TAKE

NOTE  These steps are provided as guidelines only, and may not apply to every scenario. Safety is always the #1 priority.

1 Mask

You can try to mask the odour with a different odour, such as using a household product like Febreze®. As you probably know, this step usually doesn’t work with most pungent smells, nor does it address the actual cause of the odour problem.

2 Clean

When household products fail, you can attempt to clean the areas that are affected by the odour using commercial-grade cleaners, such as those found at a janitorial store. From floor to ceiling, every nook and cranny should be inspected and wiped down.

3 Eliminate

If the odour is being emitted by a piece of furniture, clothing, or carpet, you can remove the item from the area to eliminate the source of the smell. Completely eliminating some odours may require removing items like cabinets and drywall.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

It’s important to note that completely removing some odours can be a massive undertaking. Odours can permeate every crevice in an area, and it’s sometimes more economical to rebuild than try to clean. Call us at (877) 755-9966 to discuss your particular situation.

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Mold caused by humidity near a window

Odours We Encounter

Our staff provide a wide range of Restoration and HAZMAT services, and frequently encounter foul odours while on other projects. Here’s some of the more common smells we help remediate.

  • Must & Mold – Often caused by excess and unwanted water, anyone who’s encountered mold will recognize the distinct musty smell. We can remediate mold infestations and eliminate the resulting odours by removing the cause of the moisture.
  • Human Feces – It’s not a pleasant situation, but when squatters take residence in a vacant property, removing the odour of urine and fecal matter is often a major part of the restoration process.
  • Pets & Animals – Unkempt living arrangements, hoarding, or simple animal abuse can all lead to the accumulation of pet urine and excrement, along with an odour that can be extremely uncomfortable.
  • Rodents – The stench caused by both the build-up of rodent excrement and by carcasses decaying in unreachable places (such as within wall cavities) commonly require structural renovations to remediate the foul odour.
  • Smoke – Cigarette/cigar smoke and the off-gassing from a fire can soak into any surface, requiring major renovations in order to completely eliminate the source of the odours.
  • Unkempt Living Conditions – Hoarding situations and other extremely unkempt living conditions often result in a variety of odours, caused by excessive food waste, backed-up sinks, musty clothes and furniture, and rodent/animal feces.

To determine if ProPacific can help with your specific odour elimination project, call (877) 755-9966 or visit our contact page to get in touch.

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