Mary Celebrated her 2nd Anniversary with Square One Restoration on June 6th, Congratulations and Thank You for being part of our team!
Odor removal is among the most subjective services offered by restoration and remediation companies. While some odors are easily identifiable and the source more easily found and eliminated, such as fire or smoke-related smells, others take a bit more detective work by estimators and project managers. At the start of any odor removal job, it is important to educate the property owner on how odors work – and let them know that if the source of the odor is not eliminated, no amount of treatment for the air or contents will permanently get rid of the odor unless the source is addressed first.
When you’re faced with a tricky odor, here are four tips to find the odor source:
It seems simple, but just as children learn to search for things using “hotter” or “colder” verbal prompts, your nose will often know if you’re getting closer or further away from the odor source based on its potency. If you’re getting overwhelmed with odors and sniffing, take a moment to step outside and breathe some fresh air before resuming. That said, this isn’t always possible when an entire structure is affected by the smell – which is often the case in fire and water jobs. So when you can’t follow your nose, jumping to the next tip might have the answer!
If you’re on a mold job, finding where the water originated from and eliminating or solving that problem is a great first step. If the water was left standing for a while after a water heater burst, for example, there’s a chance the moldy smell is coming from saturated carpet around that appliance. Same goes for fire jobs. Pay careful attention to charred wood and porous surfaces that may not need to be removed, but will need to be treated for odor to be sure they don’t seep out over time.
When you’re called out to an odor job, and no larger loss like water or fire has happened, looking in hidden areas is another good technique. This might include chimneys and even wall cavities if there has been an entry point for a pesky critter. It’s also wise to check and make sure the roof vent is not blocked. If you do suspect a dead animal is causing the smell, it might be time to call in a rodent or pest control specialist!
If the property owner is using a lot of odor masking agents, has a trash can overflowing with old food, or another strong odor source, clear that out first.
Once you’ve identified the odor source, you’re ready to create an odor removal plan! Carefully consider your options and what will work best for that individual loss – such as hydroxyl generators, chemicals, sealers, and so on.
credit randrmagonline.com article 5 Tips for odor Removal 5/23/2019
As part of our ongoing Continuing Education program we are offering an 8 credit CE Class for agents in Green Bay on May 15th, 2019 Please see the attached invitation for sign up links.
Dave celebrated his 6th Anniversary with Square One Restoration on January 21st
Julie celebrated her 11th Anniversary with Square One Restoration on February 25th
Dawn celebrated her 1st Anniversary with Square One Restoration on March 5th
Congratulations to you all and Thank You for being a part of our Team!
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We got to “fall back” last Sunday…the extra hour of sleep was great! Now here’s a list of some things you should be thinking about for your home this time of year!