Getting Rid of Odors in Residential Homes

It’s never fun to have to deal with an unpleasant odor. Not only does it affect your comfort, it can affect your overall health!

Whether the exterior of your home has a mildew smell or there is a lingering odor after a disaster, our experienced team is here to help. Use this guide to learn more about how to permanently get rid of the unwanted odors in your home.

What Causes Odors in Residential Homes?

There are several different causes of odors. In many cases, the sudden appearance of an odor is linked to fire, smoke, water, or mold damage. Routine odor issues can be tied to changes in the weather or seasonal factors that affect the sewer system.

All of these causes can threaten your health and can make living in the home difficult. One of the biggest problems is that even if the initial problem is addressed, odor particles are airborne and can linger for days, even if you spend a great deal of time cleaning. In addition to fixing the root cause of the problem, you will need an experienced professional with specialized equipment if you want to breathe easy again.

In some cases, several treatments are required to fully remove the odor. At Triangle Legacy, we excel at developing customized plans to help you address all the factors affecting the odor in your residential space. During your initial consultation, we will review all of the steps required to fully restore the area and show you the most effective solutions available. Your personalized restoration plan may include a combination of cleaning, mold removal, water mitigation, or home repair.

The Best Tools to Get Rid of Odors in Residential Homes

When it comes to improving odors in a residential space, an aerosol spray just doesn’t cut it. Temporary sprays can mask the odor, but won’t solve the issue, so the odor only gets worse over time. While cleaning your home can also help, many odors are caused by permanent damage to the home.

In addition to working with a local expert to address the cause of the odor, you will need to find a way to deodorize the space permanently. At Triangle Legacy, we use a wide range of advanced tools to quickly remove odors from the air. Here are a few tools and what they do:

  • Air Scrubbers – An air scrubber is designed to remove odor particles from the air using a HEPA filter. With the particles gone, you can start breathing easier and work on keeping the air clear.
  • Hydroxly Generators – We eliminate the odors in your home using hydroxl radicals.
  • Portable Ozone Generator – This tool helps us oxidize the air in your home.
  • Thermal Fog – A thermal fog will help to neutralize the odor. Thermal fogs tend to be used in areas affected by smoke, as the strong deodorizer quickly penetrates affected areas.

As you can see, the process is much more complex than simply cleaning the area up. While some of these tools can be used untrained, an expert will be able to ensure the odor is removed correctly the first time. They will also be able to address any underlying issues and help you take preventative steps to ensure the odor doesn’t come back.

Addressing Different Kinds of Odor Issues

Just like no two homes are the same, the odor removal process will vary greatly from home to home. The Triangle Legacy team is trained to handle a wide range of situations and has years of extensive home restoration experience. Here are just a few common examples and how we would handle them.

Fire and Smoke Damage

No one can ever predict when a disaster will strike. Even after the flames have been extinguished, fire, smoke, and soot damage can cause lingering odors. In addition to clearing out the smoke particles, you need to find a quick, effective way to remove the stench. This typically involves removing the residue left behind.

Odors from smoke damage don’t necessarily come from the interior of your home. Soot and smoke from wildfires can damage the exterior of your home, leaving a noticeable odor inside and outside. 

If you have been the victim of a fire, Triangle Legacy can help. Many homes affected by fire and smoke damage also need assistance with replacing drywall and cleaning wooden fixtures. Because the leftover residue and soot is toxic, it is often a wise idea to work with a professional disaster recovery team. Our experienced team members don’t just work to get rid of the lingering odors; the actively work to remove residue, get rid of stains, and make repairs.

Water Damage

Whether you are dealing with a leaky pipe or flooding, Triangle Legacy can help. Still water often enables mold and mildew growth, both of which can produce unique odors. Not only will you need to address the odor issue, you will also need to make repairs and possibly mitigate the excess water. If you live in an area where hurricanes and floods are common, you will also need to take preventative measures to reduce the ongoing risks of water damage.

Even if there is little visible water, the first thing to do is remove it from the area and repair any damage to the home’s structure. Remember, soaked furnishings, floors, and walls can encourage mold growth, which is a health hazard and can further damage your home.

After the water has been removed, you will need to repair your home. After the repairs have been made and the mold has been completely removed, we can begin to get rid of persistent smells.

Triangle Legacy has experience with water mitigation, mold removal, and repairs. Because mold can be a serious health hazard, you may want to consider using our emergency home restoration services. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to help you get rid of mold, mildew, and other issues.

Sewage and Biological Damage

When people think of sewage, they don’t always think of the complex system of pipes in or around one’s home. The truth is that your home sewage system can get backed up and damaged. When sewage starts to smell, the odor only gets worse. Not only is the smell uncomfortable, it may contain harmful pathogens and bacteria. In addition to removing the stench, you will need to have your sewage system repaired right away.

When it comes to sewage issues, you need to treat the threat seriously. Contact a professional to help you identify the root cause of the problem and identify the most effective treatment options available. This won’t just help you remove the strong smell from the air, it will help you remove the contaminants as well.

 How Our Professional Odor Removal Services Work

At Triangle Legacy, we work hard to provide you with reliable odor removal services. We offer a wide range of home restoration and disaster recovery services to help you quickly repair your home. We offer both emergency and non-emergency services. In some odor removal cases, treatment is needed right away to avoid health risks.

If you choose to hire us for emergency odor removal services, we will do our best to provide you with prompt care. Our technicians usually arrive within one hour of receiving an emergency phone call. We work night and day, so you can always rely on us!

Not every odor removal job requires emergency treatment. When time isn’t an important factor to you, we can schedule an appointment that works for you. While we want to complete your project quickly, we will take our time inspecting your property in person. In addition to identifying the most effective ways to remove the smell from your interior or exterior, we will examine the root cause of the problem and make suggestions to help you keep the problem from coming back.

One of the benefits to working with Triangle Legacy is that we offer a free assessment and consultation. We like to be transparent with our customers and want you to make an informed decision about your odor removal services. Once you understand all the options you have available, we will write a proposal and provide you with an estimate.

Because we also offer extensive home restoration services, we may need to make a second appointment to remove the odor from your home. Our specialists will work with you to determine a time to work on your project. If you need extensive restoration services, we will keep you informed during all phases of your project. Remember, our experienced team is prepared to handle anything – no job is too big or too small!

Get Odor Removal Services

Nobody wants to live with a strong odor. Whether you are dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster, a leaky faucet, or a mold outbreak, Triangle Legacy is here to help. We have the specialized tools needed to quickly eliminate odors and tackle other home restoration issues. Contact us today to learn more at 1-800-830-3324.