Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our Salt Lake City home or office building takes on a pervasive odor. We clean, we investigate, all to no avail. That’s when it’s time to call the experts at Wasatch Clean Air.
Bad smells in the air are more than just annoying. They are a warning to us that something is wrong — something that could harm our health. Whether it’s natural gas, spoiled food, mold or another smell, you must eliminate the source to protect yourself, your family or your employees.
Some smells are easy to identify and rectify. Smelly trash can? Take the garbage out. Burned dinner? Open the windows and wash the dishes.
Other smells are easy to identify, but not as easy to get rid of. Think wet dog, litter box, cigarette smoke, new linoleum.
On occasion, however, your home or office takes on a bad smell and you have no idea what it is. You may attempt to fix the problem by trying to cover up the smell with air fresheners, sprays or scented candles. If you’re reading this, you know it doesn’t work. Call us instead to help you get rid of these odors for good.
In order to eradicate a bad odor, we have to know its source. It’s only then that we are able to start to remedy the situation — by getting rid of the smell’s origin. Then we select the best cleaning products and methods to address the odor left behind.
Pet odors, for instance, can be stubborn. You can clean the furniture and carpeting, but the odor may remain. This is because sometimes pet urine seeps through the carpeting into the padding, or even the floorboards.
An odor that you may only think of as musty can come from mold and mildew growth. This pathogen must be completely cleaned out for the smell to go away.
Dirty air ducts, sewer backups or sewer gases, paint or chemicals, glues or adhesives in new furniture, some plastics and hundreds of other items in your home or office could be causing a bad smell to linger.
Other smells may be mysterious to you, but we have been in the business of clean air for decades, and we are trained to identify the trickiest odors. Some of these include odors that come from your appliances, such as the clothes washer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, stove, fridge or freezer.
Other times, the smell comes from an animal or rodent that has died, perhaps in your crawl space or walls. Even a tiny mouse can emit a powerful odor for weeks as it decays.If your building is giving off a pervasive bad smell, call the professionals at Wasatch Clean Air. We’ll find what’s causing it and eliminate it. We rid Salt Lake City homes and offices of bad odors, one at a time.