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Nashua Stagnant Water, Malodors, SERVPRO Can Restore Pleasant IAQ Indoor Air Quality

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

For Great IAQ in Nashua after a Water Loss--Call SERVPRO--The Company with the Equipment and Skills, "Like it never even happened."

Tips for Removing Odors Caused by Water Damage in Your Nashua Residence

When a home has a musty smell, it can be challenging to focus on anything else apart from the horrible odor. You may describe the scent as dank, earthy, stale, or moldy, and it could be an indication of water damage or mold growth. Water can get into unwanted areas after a pipe burst or an appliance like a water heater or washing machine leaks.

Bacteria can grow in stagnant water, making it emit a bad odor. To deal with odor after experiencing water damage in your Nashua residence, the first step should be to extract the standing water using a wet/dry vacuum and then dry saturated carpets or other wet furnishings outdoors if the weather permits. If the outdoor temperature does not allow drying items in the sun, elevate the damp carpets or furnishings to allow air to circulate over and underneath them. Place fans around the soggy household fixtures to aid the drying process. If there are windows and doors close to the water-damaged area, open them to let fresh air in as this can speed up drying.
You can also steam clean your carpeting to remove the excess moisture and odor-causing bacteria and toxins. You may also use common household ingredients such a baking soda and vinegar to remove the lingering odors. In cases of severe water damage, you may have to uninstall the carpeting, remove the padding underneath, and replace them both. A task most homeowners are not willing to do on their own.
If the affected area is large to handle personally, call a restoration firm like SERVPRO for help. We can send a seasoned Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) to your house right away to evaluate the problem and begin the restoration work.
Our technicians can develop a workable plan based on the severity of water loss and odors. Odor issues from water damage typically occur because damp materials have not dried completely. Many of the odors go away when the moisture level of materials returns to normal. We use water extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidifiers to achieve complete and odor-free dryness. One method of deodorization may not eliminate all the scent, and that’s why our crews use multiple deodorization agents to deal with both real and imaginary odors (Phantosmia), including:
• Masking agents
• Filtration and absorption agents
• Pairing agents
• Sanitizers and disinfectants
Our SERVPRO WRT can also use air scrubbers to eliminate moisture from the air. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters can capture floating particulates that carry unpleasant smells. We also have the expertise to take care of any mold growth, eradicating it at the source so it does not return.
If there are unpleasant odors in your home after a water loss incident, contact SERVPRO of Nashua to eliminate them and restore the affected areas. After our services, the damage can seem “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (603) 605-8822 anytime.


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