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How To Get Help With Complete Odor Removal At Your Illinois Home

Smells can be incredibly powerful. They have been proven to have strong connections to both memories and emotions, and can even warn us of dangers. Many smells are wonderful; a fresh spring day, a favorite meal cooking. Unfortunately, there are also odors that are less than enjoyable. 

When you have an unpleasant smell in your home, rental property, or business that just won’t go away, you may be wondering what to do. Fires (even small ones) produce nasty soot and smoke residue, and water damage can result in the musty smells of mold, mildew, and rot. Cigarette smokers can leave behind evidence that lasts for years, and poor housekeeping combined with pets can have terrible results. 

Many of these situations go beyond what typical cleaning and maintenance teams can handle. For professional help with fire and water damage, mold remediation, and complete odor removal, a disaster restoration contractor is a great resource. Read on to learn more about how we can help.

Odor Removal Step One: Restore Fire And Water Damage

If your property has suffered from fire, water, or general use damage, the first step is to assess the situation and make a restoration plan. There may be materials that need to be removed, and other materials that can be dried, cleaned, and restored to their original state. Restoration by a professional will ensure that any hidden damage is found and addressed, so you won’t have smelly problems returning in the future.

Odor Removal Step Two: Air Duct Cleaning

When your heating or air conditioning kicks in, what do you smell? If the answer is anything other than “nothing,” it’s time to schedule your air duct cleaning. A common place for odors to hide in a home or commercial building is within the air ducts. 

Smoke and soot particles, mold, bacteria, pet dander, dust, insects, and more can get trapped in areas that you can’t reach, and will be spread around the home whenever you use the heating or air conditioning. Professional air duct cleaning will ensure that your Oak Park home enjoys good air quality – with no smelly residue in your HVAC system.

Odor Removal Step Three: Carpet Cleaning

Carpet can make your property comfortable and cozy, but it can also trap large amounts of smelly particles. In fact, your carpet is typically the largest air filter in your home, and it needs to be maintained as such. Regular professional carpet cleaning will keep your home or business looking and smelling great, and will extend the life of your carpet.

Odor Removal Step Four: Cleaning The Actual Air 

With all damage restored and the air ducts and carpet cleaned, most lingering odors in your home, business, or rental property should be gone. One final step that we complete both during and after all of these processes is to clean the actual air in your home.

As experienced Lake Forest disaster restoration contractors, we understand how to use numerous industry tools and techniques to accomplish this. From industrial air movers with HEPA filtration to odor destroyers like ozone machines, we can remove lingering odors from the air and any porous surfaces in your home. This ensures a complete odor removal process with excellent results for your family, renters, employees, and customers.

Stinky Situation in Skokie? Contact McMahon Services Today

From smoking tenants to dirty ducts, McMahon has the knowledge, experience, and equipment needed to get rid of lingering odors in any home. Since these odors are often the result of dangerous materials like mold, soot, and rot, removing them at the source is not just cosmetic. It’s also critical to the health, safety, and happiness of any occupants. If you need help finding and stopping bad odors at a home or commercial property in the Chicago area, contact us today.