What’s That Smell? The Benefits of Professional Odor Removal

Having a smell in the house that you can’t seem to get rid of is more than a simple annoyance. Some unpleasant odors can be caused by hazardous substances or may be signs of a serious underlying problem with your home’s infrastructure.

Where’s That Stink Coming From?

Trying to locate the source of something smelly in your home can be tricky since there are many potential underlying causes. If you’re being bothered by an odor you don’t recognize, ask yourself:

• Has there been fire, water, or smoke damage to your home in the recent past?
• Does the house have a history of pest infestations?
• Did your pet soil the floor or carpeting?
• How long has it been since you had your home heating and cooling system serviced?
• Is there excess humidity in the house that could be creating condensation?

Other potentially serious causes of home odors include aging electrical systems and improperly stored household chemicals that are spilled or leaking. Any one of these sources could be causing more than just an annoying stink.

Hazards of Unidentifiable Odors

If you smell an “off” odor in your home, don’t ignore it. Not only could it be a sign that something’s wrong, it could also be causing health problems for you and your family. Water damage often leads to mold and mildew, both of which exacerbate the symptoms of allergies and asthma. Pests leave behind feces and other byproducts or die in the walls, leading to contamination. In some home heating systems, aging equipment could lead to gas or fuel leaks that can be deadly if they’re not fixed. Sensitive individuals may experience cognitive, gastrointestinal, and/or upper respiratory symptoms from odors, some of which may be severe enough to interfere with quality of life.

Why Call in the Pros?

Many home odor control products just mask the sources of smells, doing nothing to fix the problem. Professional odor removal services are performed by technicians who are trained to track down the sources of unpleasant smells and eliminate them or point out where important repairs need to be made to correct hazardous situations.

If you find yourself dealing with persistent odors in your home, contact us at Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling. We offer an array of home and commercial services to the Northeast Indiana area including odor removal, remodeling, construction, and cleanup from water and fire damage. Whether your home has an odor problem due to damage or you just can’t find where the smell is coming from, you can trust Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling to take care of it.