Odor Control From Water Damage

Structures damaged by water can develop odors that originate from chemicals released from wet building materials, wet contents, urine from pets, bacteria, and other sources. The musty, moldy odors in water damaged buildings are compounds produced by metabolically active bacteria and fungi.

Mildew Control Due to Water Damage

Mildew is a general term for growth produced by mold fungi. This growth can occur on a variety of surfaces both of organic and inorganic in nature. Surfaces can be inanimate objects, such as wood, vinyl, and aluminum; or living materials such as plants.

Mildew can also grow on superficial surfaces such as dirt, grease, and other industrial pollutants, provided the appropriate nutrients are present to facilitate such growth.

Moisture is the primary environmental component necessary for mildew growth, followed in lesser degree by temperature. Consequently, tropical areas that have high moisture (humidity) and high temperature profiles provide the greatest geographic challenges to mildew growth prevention. Hot, dry climates, as one would suspect, see much less mildew growth.

Approximately 100,000 species of mildew exist, many of which affect the appearance and performance of finishes. Mildew can be transported from one surface to another by insects, animals, or air.

When unpleasant odor or mildew is present in your home be sure to give us a call to eliminate the smell.