Friendly Tip On Odor Removal !by Sunny Hills Cleans on 01/25/16
Techniques For Removing Odors From Carpets !!!
By the time carpet odors reach our noses, the problem may already be quite serious. That doesn’t mean, however, it cannot be resolved. The first step in treating any odor issue is to uncover and remove the source, and then clean the area quickly and thoroughly.
Routine cleaning likely won’t be enough to remove odors once they’ve established themselves in the carpet. Therefore, after removing surface debris, it may be necessary to conduct a deep flushing of contaminants via hot-water extraction using a sub-surface tool.
Even then, hot-water extraction alone may not be enough for strong or offensive odors. In these cases, it’s necessary to also apply a deodorizing agent or odor neutralizer. This is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Although there are some broad-spectrum neutralizers, most products are designed for specific odors (mildew, food, human waste, etc.).
It’s important that cleaning technicians know the source of a smell before treating it. They must also understand the proper decontamination agents for various types of odors. Deodorization can fail when someone uses the wrong chemical.
We suggests testing the chemical on a small patch of carpeting to see if the treatment will work before neutralizing an entire carpet. There’s no point in wasting money on labor and chemicals for a process that ultimately won’t work.
If the neutralizer appears to alleviate the odor, continue with a topical treatment of the entire area. If a carpet is not glued down, we will often detach it from the tack strips and also treat the carpet backing.
“We want the neutralizer to make contact with whatever is causing the odor. This process allows our team to asses any odor issues with the sub-floor and to replace affected padding, if needed.