Determining when you might need odor removal services isn’t always as simple as it sounds. There are some odors you might be able to deal with on your own, but there is also a time when you really need to rely on a professional to help eradicate the odor and destroy it at its source.
In this guide, we share some tips to help you determine when to hire odor removal and when you might be able to try at-home solutions. If all else fails, hire an odor removal service when your DIY solutions aren’t beating the smell.
Common Odors for Professional Services
While there are many different odors that a professional company might be able to handle, there are also some very common odors that they are most known for helping with.
Think about it like this: when you have a challenging odor or an odor that isn’t related to one small spot or incident, hiring a professional might be your best choice. These are some great examples:
- Heavy food odors
- Pet odors, such as urine
- Smoke odors from various sources (cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, fire, etc.)
- Mold odors
- Gasoline or diesel fuel
When these odors are a problem, they can be incredibly challenging to tackle. This is because the odors for these things really come from the particles. For example, cigarette smoke releases chemicals, tobacco, and ash particles into the air that seep into every surface, causing the smell to infiltrate the area. To get rid of the smell, you have to clean up the particles from every surface.
When Can You Use DIY?
How do you know when a DIY odor treatment is going to be enough? You can easily use this list above to help you differentiate, but there are some other things to consider as well.
First of all, if you choose to try a DIY solution first, this is a great way to test it. Did the DIY approach get rid of the smell? In some cases, you might notice that it helped to reduce the odors, but didn’t really tackle them completely. In other cases, it might work for a while but then the odor returns. If this happens to you, call a professional service for odor removal.
The next signal for you might be how extensive the odor is. Is this odor related to something minor or in a very small space? In that case, your DIY solutions might be effective if you use the right one. When you have large or extensive odors, though, it’s time to take a different approach.
When to Use Professional Odor Removal
Professional odor removal is designed for those tough odors. You use these services when you’re facing an odor that is extensive in nature or is a tough odor to get rid of. Cigarette smoke or fire smoke damage are great examples. These often impact a larger space, and sprinkling baking soda or using vinegar simply aren’t going to cut it.
Any time you have a tough odor that stems from penetration of particles on surfaces and materials, these really should be handled by a professional team. You can also refer to our earlier list of common odors. However, if you have a tough odor that isn’t on the list, it might still qualify for professional services.
How We Tackle Tough Odors
The thing about these tough odors is that you need to do more than just cover the odor. You’ve got to fight the cause of the odor. In most cases, the odor is coming from molecules that seep into surfaces all around you. And that is what is holding the odor and tormenting your sense of smell.
At ONEighty Solutions, we use a specialized nano-technology known as Bio Sweep to fight odors. The technology is designed to decontaminate surfaces and materials to fully disinfect, remove particles, and completely eliminate odors from the source itself. The process not only eliminates the odor but also cleans and sanitizes at the same time. This specialized technology is eco-friendly, safe, and fast to complete.
Use ONEighty Solutions for Odor Removal Services
When you’re dealing with odors, give your sniffer a rest. ONEighty Solutions has the technology and training to eradicate odors at the source and get your space clean and fresh again. We can help with a wide variety of tough odors from pet urine to smoke, and many other odors as well.
Contact us today to learn more about odor removal options or to get your odor removal scheduled so you can get rid of those nasty smells. We’ve got you covered.