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SERVPRO® uses state-of-the-art products, equipment and techniques to rid your home of pervasive odors, getting to the source and leaving your place smelling fresh.

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We Specialize in Odor Removal Services

When you find that your home has been invaded by a serious, persistent odor like smoke, pet, or sewage stench, it can be a challenging situation. Our skilled professionals are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors, whether they come from an inside or outside source. We won’t simply mask odors but will use professional odor removal techniques to deal with the cause of the problem.

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Why Choose SERVPRO for Home Odor Removal?

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Provide 24/7 Emergency Service

If your home has a serious odor problem related to an emergency situation, we will respond quickly to lessen further damage and reduce costly repairs.
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Highly Trained Technicians

We have the training, expertise, and industry credentials from organizations such as the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to effectively handle any odor removal situation.
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#1 in the Cleanup and Restoration Industry

We’ve earned the reputation as a trusted leader in the restoration industry and specialize in fire and water damage, specialty cleaning, mold, and so much more.
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Easier Insurance Claims Process

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.

Odor Removal Processes and Techniques

Odors result from airborne chemicals, gases, or tiny particles. Once their source is removed, our technicians will use the science of deodorization in conjunction with a variety of products and procedures designed to remove odors. Some of these include:

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Masking Agents

While SERVPRO doesn’t use masking agents as a primary method, these agents, such as air fresheners only cover the odor—we may use them to provide a more pleasant odor while other d...
While SERVPRO doesn’t use masking agents as a primary method, these agents, such as air fresheners only cover the odor—we may use them to provide a more pleasant odor while other deodorization methods are in progress.
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Pairing Agents

Pairing agents are chemicals that combine with (or pair with) odor particles. Pairing agents will either be a humectant (highly absorptive) material that combines with airborne odo...
Pairing agents are chemicals that combine with (or pair with) odor particles. Pairing agents will either be a humectant (highly absorptive) material that combines with airborne odor particles and causes them to precipitate onto surfaces where they can be cleaned up; or a counteractant, which combines chemically with an odor particle to change its odor-causing properties or destroy it. Pairing agents may be wiped, sprayed, or fogged.
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Filtration Agents

Absorption and adsorption are different ways to collect odors. Absorption agents are composed of highly absorptive compounds, inert fillers, and perfume. Adsorption agents work by ...
Absorption and adsorption are different ways to collect odors. Absorption agents are composed of highly absorptive compounds, inert fillers, and perfume. Adsorption agents work by capturing odor gases from the air and holding them on the surface of the agent. These processes are used to filter odor gases from air passing by or through the filtration agent.
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Disinfectants and Sanitizers

Disinfectants and sanitizers are used to control or kill odor-causing bacteria and fungi.
Disinfectants and sanitizers are used to control or kill odor-causing bacteria and fungi.
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Enzyme Digesters

Enzyme digesters work effectively on organic or protein-based odors. Enzymes break down organic molecules into substances without odor, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), a...
Enzyme digesters work effectively on organic or protein-based odors. Enzymes break down organic molecules into substances without odor, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and water-soluble by-products.
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Air Purification

Electronic filters use an electrically charged grid to kill airborne microorganisms as they pass through the filter.
Electronic filters use an electrically charged grid to kill airborne microorganisms as they pass through the filter.
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Oxidation

Oxidation occurs when a substance combines with oxygen. Ozone and hydroxyl generators may be used to produce ozone gas or hydroxyl radicals, which can permanently destroy odors thr...
Oxidation occurs when a substance combines with oxygen. Ozone and hydroxyl generators may be used to produce ozone gas or hydroxyl radicals, which can permanently destroy odors through the oxidization process.
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Combination Techniques

Deodorization usually requires a combination of techniques to be successful.
Deodorization usually requires a combination of techniques to be successful.
  • Our 4-Step Odor Removal Process

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    Remove the odor source

    Until it’s removed, debris contaminated with odor-causing residues will continue to give off odors, so when possible, we deal with the source of the odor first.
    Until it’s removed, debris contaminated with odor-causing residues will continue to give off odors, so when possible, we deal with the source of the odor first.
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    Clean residues from surfaces

    After the source of the odor is removed, it’s important to thoroughly clean surfaces to deodorize them effectively. If not properly cleaned, small particles of odor-producing residue will continue to generate odors.
    After the source of the odor is removed, it’s important to thoroughly clean surfaces to deodorize them effectively. If not properly cleaned, small particles of odor-producing residue will continue to generate odors.
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    Re-create the conditions that caused odor penetration

    Distribute a deodorizer to a surface in a manner similar to the way odor-causing substances penetrated the surface. For example, if smoke created the problem, a deodorizing “smoke” or fog will be most effective in following odors to their source.
    Distribute a deodorizer to a surface in a manner similar to the way odor-causing substances penetrated the surface. For example, if smoke created the problem, a deodorizing “smoke” or fog will be most effective in following odors to their source.
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    Seal surfaces exposed to unpleasant odors

    Severe situations may require sealing and can be used if odor removal would be too expensive or impractical. In these cases, sealing may be a solution to the odor problem.
    Severe situations may require sealing and can be used if odor removal would be too expensive or impractical. In these cases, sealing may be a solution to the odor problem.
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    How do I get rid of a bad smell in my house?

    Removing the source of the odor is the first step in getting rid of the bad smell. We will first work to remove the source of the odor, and then clean, which will provide the best result.

    How does the odor removal process work?

    The odor removal process starts with identifying the source of the smell and removing it. Once the source has been taken care of, our team will work to clean and deodorize your home, using a variety of methods. These include cleaning of surfaces, applying deodorizers, and/or using ozone or hydroxyl machines when indicated.

    How do remove cigarette smell from my house?

    Removing a cigarette smoke smell from your home will begin with a thorough cleaning to remove any tar and nicotine from walls, ceilings and other hard surfaces. Soft surfaces will also need cleaned. This will be followed by a deodorization technique, possibly using an ozone or hydroxyl machine. The needs for each situation varies, so contact your local SERVPRO for a customized plan.

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