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Do You Smell That?

Does your house smell for no reason? You may have tried to clean your home to get rid of the smell that hits you as soon as walk in the door. However, maybe no matter how much you clean your home, the odor does not go away. In most cases, you will need to hire professionals for effective odor removal. Here are just a few of the benefits of hiring a professional odor removal service.

Rid Your Home of Annoying Odors

The first benefit is that professionals are able to eliminate annoying odors completely. You spend much of your time in your home, so having a bad odor is not pleasant. Professional odor removal uses special tools to eliminate the smell. Unlike store bought odor removers, professionals have stronger products that ensure the odor doe not return. If you tried to do it yourself, more than likely the odor would return within a week. A professional service will make your home comfortable again for you and your guests.

Make Your Home Safe Again

Some odors you smell in your home are making your house unsafe. Unappealing odors usually mean there is a bigger problem that needs to be dealt with. The bad smell could be coming from mold, sewage problems, or even dead animal remains in the walls or other areas of your home. Having an odor removal service find the source of the smell and get rid of it will make your home safe and healthy again.

Fast and Convenient

Hiring a professional odor removal service means that you do not have to spend the time scrubbing, cleaning, and applying treatment. Professionals also know how to quickly eliminate odors. For you, it may take weeks or even months to find and take care of the source of the odor. You can enjoy the benefits of an odor-free house without doing the work when you hire a professional odor removal service.

Your Safety

DIY odor removal can be harmful to you and the environment. Taking care of odors requires knowledge of how different chemicals react together. If you do not know what combinations work, you can damage your property, your health, and the environment. Professionals know the proper amount of chemicals and which ones work in what type of situation.

Eliminate Odors

If you have a smelly home, don’t let it stay that way. Smelly homes are unwelcoming to guests and can be harmful to your health. Call the professionals to help get rid of the odor in your home. American Fire & Water Restoration will make sure to safely and completely remove all odors in a timely manner. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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Is It Biohazardous?

Not all water is created equal. On this blog, we have said a number of times that it can be unsafe to clean up water damage yourself because of the origin of the water. Depending on where the water came from and how long it has sat, it can be biohazardous. Attempting to clean up biohazardous water on your own can compromise your health and the safety of anyone coming in contact with the water or water damaged goods. Due to the risks, here is what you need to know about potentially biohazardous water.

Flood Waters

When water from the outdoors starts flooding your space, you have to be careful. You don’t know where the water came and what could potentially be in it. The water could be full of chemicals, dangerous particles, or harmful debris. By trying to clean up this kind of water, you are putting yourself in harm’s way. You also run the risk of causing further damage to your belongings. This kind of water can cause serious water damage if not disposed of and cleaned up after properly. Water doesn’t have to look murky to be dangerous.

Sewage Problems

If there are sewage problems in your home or in your area, it can contaminate other water. Sewage water can cause a lot of problems for your health and home. There are bacteria and other biohazards contained within sewage that can be incredibly harmful to anyone exposed to them. There are other things to consider in the case of a sewage leak as well. Sometimes there isn’t an easy fix, especially with biohazardous materials at hand. Sometimes the whole system needs to be replaced. Therefore, to save time and protect against health risks when dealing with sewage you should bring in professionals immediately.

Safety and Cleanup

Regardless of what type of biohazardous water you are dealing with, it is dangerous to attempt to clean it up on your own. Professionals have the experience and equipment to take care of this situation. Restoration teams will wear hazmat suits to protect themselves from the sickness and other health risks. They also have special equipment that guarantees the safety of your health and possessions during the extraction and cleaning process. All of the contaminated water in a space needs to be removed, cleaned, sanitized and dried for the space to be safe again. If even dampness is left it could have drastic results. For the safety of your health and home, biohazardous water needs to be taken seriously.

Flooding is never a welcome situation and the potential risk of biohazardous water makes it worse. Furthermore, it amplifies water damage and the health risks of the situation. If you are unsure where the water came from or if it is safe, call the professionals. It is not worth risking your health. The safety of your family and home should be your first concern. When the water is questionable, don’t question what to do. Call a restoration team. American Fire and Water Restoration is ready to help 24/7. Give us a call at (847) 514-9305.