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What's Causing the Odor in Your Montgomery County, MD Home?

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

Two candles Candles can be an easy (but temporary and sometimes dangerous) mask for odors. Call us today if you'd like to make the odor removal permanent!

Do you have an odor in your Rockville-Olney or Silver Spring North residence or commercial building?

If so, you might ask where it’s coming from. Is there a specific source that’s letting off this smell? What’s causing it, and how can it be eliminated once and for all?

Sometimes, an odor can originate from a deceased animal trapped in your attic. That’s a simpler cleanup. Other times, the odor could be much more difficult to pinpoint. When the situation is more complex or dispersed, there’s more of a science to identifying the root of the issue.

This is when SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney or SERVPRO of Silver Spring North steps in. Our highly trained technicians have taken IICRC technical classes to learn how to properly identify and remove odors.

Let’s get rid of this smell so that your personal chemical sensor (your nose!) agrees with the surrounding air once again!

Oftentimes, people try masking a serious odor. In attempt to scare the smell away, here are a few common methods used, but are either very temporary or to be used with caution:

  • Purchase and light a candle warmer
  • Spray a pleasant scent
  • Sprinkle baking soda everywhere (which can neutralize odors permanently, however, use caution or avoid if you have pets. If ingested, animals can become ill)
  • Cleaning furniture or walls with soapy water
  • Leaving windows open (which is sometimes a preventative measure to take, but can also allow additional moisture to travel inside depending on climate and temperatures)

If the odor stems from an issue such as mold, a gas leak, improper heating equipment, a blocked chimney, or spilled chemicals, the methods above might cover the smell for a short while, but will not be able to stop the smell from resurfacing. In many of these instances, the smell could lead to sickness or could even be fatal.

If you discover the source, and it’s an easy fix (rotting vegetables in your refrigerator, a bag of old gym shoes in your garage, food stuck in your drain because you forgot to use the garbage disposal, etc.), then you’re in luck. However, you will want to call a professional immediately if the circumstances seem more dangerous/hazardous or if you cannot pinpoint a harmless source after searching.

Leave it to SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney and SERVPRO of Silver Spring North if you want a safe, thorough, and effective cleanup. With our extensive knowledge and latest, state-of-the-art equipment, we will have the smell source identified, located, and carefully eliminated.

Give us a call at (301) 340-1313 with any questions or needs for odor removal and deodorization, and see our page for more details https://www.SERVPROrockvillesilverspringnorth.com/odor-removal-deodorization

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