Apart from damage to your home and household, another common problem after the occurrence of water damage in Colorado Springs is the lingering presence of odor. The presence of odor is indicative of the type of flooding that occurred or the quality of water that has just been extracted from the flooded areas. If not treated properly, odor left behind by water damage would be unpleasant to residents. More importantly, it may also mean potential health hazards if it’s caused by the growth of bacteria and fungi like mold.
Water damage odor may vary according to the source.
Affected areas may smell muddy if water has mixed with earth and the floodwaters may have contained some soil. Complete extraction and deodorizers should effectively remove muddy smells.
Sewage water smell
Sewage water is a toxic biohazard and brings with it a bad penetrating smell. When your property is water damaged due to a backed-up sewer, you need to avoid making contact with the water and leave contaminated rooms as much as possible. Restoration experts would know how to deal with extraction and decontamination, including getting rid of sewage smell.
The growth of molds happen when mold spores in the air attach themselves to moist surfaces. Their presence usually manifests through a musty smell that varies according to levels of humidity. The smell will only grow worse if mold growth isn’t stopped.
Rare Restoration & Cleaning water damage professionals provide sanitation and odor removal services on top of complete water extraction and thorough drying of water-damaged properties. We use top-of-the line industrial equipment and up-to-date techniques to get rid of all odor-causing bacteria and fungus to make water-damaged homes completely safe and healthy again.
The top priority for effective sanitation and deodorizing is drying all parts of the house and all surfaces. Water extraction should be immediately performed and this is accomplished via the use of commercial pumps and wet/dry vacuums. When all excess water has been removed, air moving fans are used to promote circulation and faster water evaporation. They are set up together with dehumidifiers, which trap and collect excess air moisture.
To prevent molds, we use air scrubbers that filter the air for particles, contaminants, and odor-causing mold spores. Throughout the whole process, our restoration technicians will be getting humidity readings in every affected room and surface to ensure that the drying process is progressing. Odor will only be effectively removed if the water-damaged areas are completely dried and sanitized. We check not just all surfaces but all corners and air pockets within the home where moisture may be present.
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