Does your home smell musty regardless of how often you clean it? It's not your fault; it could be an aftereffect of disaster damage. The smell of mildew inside of a home can be the result of mold issues or lingering water damage, and it isn't likely to go away without some work. These odors can seep inside of a home's walls, floor, and ceilings, and the odors will persist until the underlying issues have been resolved. Mold issues are quite common in areas of high humidity or following flooding or leaking.
The Process of Odor Control and Mold Remediation
An inspection is the first step towards proper odor control. A professional from ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg will review your home to determine whether there may be harmful molds or bacteria within your property. Areas of your home that are potentially high risk -- such as air vents and under cabinets -- will be inspected to find the source of the odor. If the source of the odor cannot be found, a more thorough inspection may be necessary. Mold and odors can be hiding inside of walls, such as within the insulation, or under floors, such as within carpet padding.
Once the source of the odor has been discovered, we will take action to either clean or remove the affected areas. With mold, it's generally necessary to thoroughly clean any non-porous surfaces and to remove porous surfaces (such as cloth and padding) entirely. Once the source of the odors has been removed, the odors themselves should dissipate. Likewise, if the source of the odor has not been removed, the odor will simply come back. This is why carpet cleaning, drapery services, and upholstery cleaning may not be able to entirely remove an odor from a home.
Working With ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg for Odor Control and Mold Remediation
Mold remediation itself can be very dangerous; there are many species of toxic mold that can be harmful when breathed in. Furthermore, mold often becomes airborne during the process of cleaning -- and mold is particularly harmful to children, the elderly, sick adults, and pets. While non-mold odor control may not necessarily be dangerous, it is still a situation best left to professionals. At ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg, we are able to access areas of your home that you cannot safely access, such as within your walls. We have professional-grade equipment to clean your home thoroughly to remove tough to get rid of scents. Homeowners should always look for professionals who are licensed, bonded, and come with solid reviews and client testimonials.
Are you looking for odor control, mold remediation, or other post-disaster cleaning services in Greenville and Spartanburg? ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg can help. For more information about our odor control and disaster restoration services, contact ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg today. We can send our skilled technicians to determine the best and fastest way to get your house feeling like a home again.