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Odors After Flooding

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Man holding his nose outside of his home SERVPRO of Upper Darby has experience restoring homes affected by storms and flooding.

Flooding can leave behind unpleasant odors. The main culprit being mold, which creates musty odors that permeate your entire building. If the floodwater results in sewage loss within your building’s septic system, the smells will be even worse. The best way to remove these odors is to hire a professional water damage remediation company like SERVPRO of Upper Darby. Every flood damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

Dry the Flooded Area

Any standing water will need to be extracted first. For the remaining dampness, professionals will bring in heavy-duty air movers to promote air circulation to aid in the drying process. Dehumidifiers can also help with removing moisture from the air.

Take Note of Lingering Odors

As part of the water damage restoration process, professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby will remove items too badly damaged from mold growth to remedy. This can include panels of drywall or flooring. This will assist with eliminating the odor, but it’s important to pay attention to lingering odors and contact SERVPRO of Upper Darby.

Enhance Overall Air Quality

Indoor air quality is critical to your well-being. Replace furnace and air filters once every three months. You may also want to acquire a high-efficiency particulate air filter to remove substances that have entered the air through floodwater. Mold growth can lead to serious health complications, so if you smell something, act fast. Always allow a professional company to address any odors first before handling it yourself, because the wrong step could exacerbate the underlying problem.

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby has the training and equipment to identify and eliminate offensive odor. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

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