Smoke and Odor Removal

We’ve all walked into a neighbor’s home and been able to tell what they cooked for dinner based on the smell that lingers in the air. Fortunately, the scent of fried onions or baked lasagna eventually dissipates. Other odors, however, are more offensive and hang in the air much longer. They pervade the environment, and no amount of air freshener makes them go away. These types of stubborn odors are best treated by a professional if they are to be fully controlled or remediated.

The team at American Fire & Water Restoration has seen the negative effects that can occur as a result of foul odors that invade and pervade a home and the home’s contents. Residents can get sick with headaches, be overcome with nausea, or even have to vacate their home until the offending smell is removed. We provide professional odor removal services that go beyond mere masking of a smell. We completely eliminate the odor at its source and restore your home to its original clean, sanitary condition.

For the best results, we recommend professional odor removal for any type of persistent odor. That is because offensive smells invade more than just the air – they permeate walls, carpets, upholstery, structural elements, etc., and every surface requires deep, thorough cleaning if the odor is to be eliminated. American Fire & Water Restoration has the expertise to remove the following types of odors and more:

  • Smoke from a fire that infiltrates a home and settles on walls, furniture, appliances, electronics
  • Musty smells in basements and attics from infestations of mold and mildew
  • Sewage spills and septic tank leaks
  • Cigarette and tobacco smoke
  • Pet urine and feces
  • Skunk spray on your property
  • Remains of dead animals such as mice and other rodents, even deer


Some people attempt to clean their odor problem with a homemade or store-bought solution.

These might help remove the odor for a while, but complete elimination of the smell without professional cleaning is virtually impossible. The experts at American Fire & Water Restoration trace the odor to its source – even if it is outside – and take the necessary steps to properly and thoroughly eliminate it.

We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and arrive onsite in company trucks within 90 minutes of receiving your emergency call. We adhere to the standards of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, and our technicians are all IICRC trained and certified. And because cleaning products and techniques change over time, we follow the latest industry research and advances in applicable technology and procedures.

Why Hire a Professional Smoke and Odor Removal Company?

 There are many instances when only a professional smoke and odor removal company will do. Oftentimes, the circumstances surrounding the appearance of a stubborn odor are unpleasant and most people prefer not to handle it themselves. The pros at American Fire & Water Restoration are always available and fully equipped and prepared to handle any foul-odor situation.

A few examples of situations we help include:

  • A homeowner who experiences a fire, and the smoke smell has permeated everything in the home, including upholstery, walls, clothing, wall hangings, curtains – Property contents will be inventoried and, if necessary, removed offsite for cleaning and restoration
  • A new homeowner who purchases a bank-owned property in as-is condition – This work includes removing garbage and other filth left behind by the previous homeowner and thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing the home so it will be safe for occupancy
  • A property manager who needs to prepare a rental property after it has been vacated by a long-term renter who had two indoor cats – Cleaning involves removing litter box odors and those from flooring and carpeting where a cat was sick or relieved itself
  • A realtor who wants to stage a home for sale – Stubborn odors such that linger from the previous homeowner will turn off potential buyers the instant they walk in the home

American Fire & Water Restoration’s odor removal process does more than just cover or hide an unpleasant odor. We identify the source of the smell and completely eliminate it. We then clean and sanitize the affected area and leave it smelling clean and fresh.

Because every situation is different, our odor removal processes can also vary. Every product we use has been fully approved, is safe for the people in your home, and friendly to the environmentally. The treatments and methods we use to clean and remove smoke and other odors from your home can include:

  • The elimination of dangerous air and surface bacteria and allergens
  • Deep cleaning of all surfaces
  • Professional-grade products and equipment such as ozone machines, enzyme treatments, hydroxyl generators, and air filtration using a carbon filter
  • Salts and enzyme treatments to remove pet and pet urine odors
  • Thermal or Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogging


We want you to be completely satisfied with the services we provide. We offer a 12-month warranty on our services and strive to always leave your property in even better condition than it was before the odor damage occurred. And, if your situation is covered by insurance, we will advocate on your behalf and make the claim process as seamless as possible for you.

When you need immediate help to remove a stubborn, foul odor, call American Fire & Water Restoration 2/47. Regardless of the extent or type of odor you need to be removed, our trained technicians will be onsite in 90 minutes or less to begin work.

We understand the impact a foul odor situation can have, and provide the professional odor removal and cleanup services you need to ensure the job is done safely and effectively. With more than 25 years of experience in the cleaning and construction industries, you can trust our processes and customer service to be top notch.

Our goal is to fully remove and eliminate all signs of a pervasive, foul odor so that you and your family can once again breathe easily and safely in your home.

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