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How To Get Rid of Odors in a Water Damaged Building

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water of all kinds can cause damage to your building. While contaminated water may be more likely to cause lingering odors, clean water can also contribute by facilitating mold growth. If you are noticing bad smells after water damage, the following steps can help remove them.

  1. Clean Surfaces

Both flooding and sewage loss can bring black water into your building. This water is highly contaminated and can contain bacteria, mud, waste and other debris. As a result, it can carry with it unpleasant odors. Everything that this water has come into contact with will be thoroughly cleaned by SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr both to reduce these odors as well as to prevent bacteria from spreading within the building.

  1. Perform Mold Remediation

Mold spores that have been brought into the building by contaminated water, as well as those already present, will grow quickly in a wet environment. Infestations of this fungus can then create a musty odor. Both the mold growth and the smell can be effectively removed by SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr with our professional equipment. 

  1. Replace Damaged Materials

Materials like insulation and drywall can easily absorb large amounts of floodwater. These are not easily cleaned, resulting in bad smells that stick around as well as damage to the building. Removing and replacing is what SERVPRO does to these materials, to reduce lingering odors.

  1. Remove Odors From the Air

If you have tried the previous steps but still haven’t quite removed all of the bad smells, then you may need to clean the air inside the building. Using professional equipment, we can remove bacteria and other contaminants to create a clean and fresh-smelling environment.

After you have experienced water damage, it can take some time to return your building to its previous condition. Everything should be cleaned thoroughly and any mold growth should be removed. In most cases, it is best to have this done by SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr who has the necessary training and equipment to get the job done properly.

For all of your Water Damage needs contact SERVPRO Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr (856) 349-7318

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