Water Damage Experts From Boynton Beach Explain Deodorization Methods
SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage: Starting From Drying Out Services All the Way to Odor Removal
Whenever water enters a home in Boynton Beach, whether it is contaminated with harmful bacteria or not has to do with the source of the moisture. Water that leaks from freshwater pipes is clean and is considered clear or category 1 water. Moisture that comes from the outside or from sink drains may contain some bacteria and is classified as grey or category 2. If water containing mud from the outdoors gets into the house or a sewer line breaks, the water is considered to be highly contaminated with harmful bacteria and gets labeled as black water.
Any time moisture affects materials inside a structure, mildew-like odors can exist. When mitigating water damage in Boynton Beach, deodorization is the final step in the process. Grey and black water can also carry malodorous particles, and porous materials may have to be removed and replaced. When our SERVPRO technicians handle category 2, and 3 scenarios, deodorization occurs after all contaminated materials get removed.
When attempting to deodorize your house after water-related problems, various methods get implemented to make the home smell as clean as it did before the loss occurred. The first step to any deodorization process is to eliminate the source of the odor. When moisture is what is causing foul odors to exist, wet materials get vacuumed with advanced extraction equipment and dried out.
If pungent aromas are still present after moisture levels have returned to normal, various chemicals can get used to eliminate malodor particles. In affected areas of the carpet where lifting it up is not feasible, deodorant chemicals can be injected into the fabric with a syringe. Deodorant and disinfectant chemicals get sprayed using a hand pump or powered sprayer after damage occurs to help eliminate pungent odors and inhibit microbial growth.
In other situations, our SERVPRO restoration team uses ventilation methods and air scrubbing to reduce the presence of mildew-like fragrances. When odors remain in the air after the source of the foul smell gets removed, we can use heavy duty ventilating box fans to blow out the contaminated air. Air scrubbers can be set up to remove harmful particles from the building's airflow.
If one method of deodorization does not work, then other systems get implemented until the air smells fresh and clean. In many scenarios, chemicals with pleasant aromas get applied to mask unpleasant ones. If your home ever smells like mildew after a water leak, call SERVPRO of Boynton Beach at (561) 413-9754 24/7.
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