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What's That Odd Odor?

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

woman holding her nose form smelling something bad white background Any time you detect a foul odor coming from your commercial building, do yourself a favor, having a chat with the specialists at SERVPRO Of East River

One of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of owning a commercial building is the removal of unpleasant odors. Most commercial buildings are built to last for a long time and over the years. Unfortunately, they tend to accumulate some truly horrific odors, especially when there are other troubles afoot such as mold or water damage. Breathe easy with this quick guide on how to get rid of all of those terrible odors and restore your building to its former, clean-smelling glory.

Common Odors in Commercial Buildings

There’s a variety of common odors that end up affecting most commercial buildings at one time or another. One of the most common of these is the offensive odors that are found in the carpeting. When you think about it, there’s a lot of nasty stuff on carpets throughout commercial buildings all over the nation. Carpets collect every imprint, every footstep, and with them, they collect the odors from those footsteps. They also collect everything that anyone has ever spilled before.

Carpets also collect an unbelievable amount of human sweat. Just think about all of the sweaty faces you’ve seen throughout the building over time, especially in the Summer months. Office buildings are notorious for having sweaty carpets that smell bad.  Have you ever walked into an office building and immediately detect a terrible, foul-smelling odor that you can’t place? It just might be the sweat from everyone who has worked and visited that building over several years. Of course, it could be a lot of other things too, things best left unmentioned.

Gyms have odors that can make the smells you’d find in an office building seem trivial in comparison. These facilities have people that produce excessive amounts of sweat through exercise, and where does that sweat go? The carpet.

Sweat and dried food, aren’t the only things that can make carpets smell terrible, They can also smell musty! A musty odor emanating from the carpet makes your entire building seem shoddy, which can inevitably turn customers off fast. Remember, bad odor in a carpet can be caused by anything from black mold, sewage loss, or dirty water from a previous flood.

How to Remove Foul Odors From Carpets in a Commercial Space

Now that you know more about what types of odors can settle into the carpet throughout your commercial building, it’s time to take a look at the best way to get rid of that odor before it starts driving employees and customers away.

It all starts with identifying the source, followed by systematic eradication of the odor or group of odors in question. The single most effective way to get rid of bad carpet odors in a commercial building is to partner with a professional extreme cleaning service like SERVPRO of East Riverside.  

Although you could have the carpet scrubbed, steamed and cleaned by conventional means, odds are you’ll still end up with traces of the foul odor left over. 

Got Bad Carpet Odor? Give SERVPRO of East Riverside a Call

Bad carpet odor is nothing to mess around with as the owner of a commercial building, especially if it’s a restaurant. While some folks might be more understanding if the carpet in a gym smells a little funky, that’s not the case for restaurants, office buildings, and other businesses.

SERVPRO of East Riverside can remove any odor from any carpet, if we can’t get the odor out, it’s time to buy new carpeting!

Any time you detect a foul odor coming from the carpet of your commercial building, do yourself, your business, and your customers a favor by having a chat with the specialists at SERVPRO Of East Riverside.

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