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When an Odor Wont Go Away in Your Cerritos Home!

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Detecting and Deterring Odor in Your Cerritos Home

When an odor persists in your Cerritos home, what can be done? Rather than living with the stench, easy measures can be taken to start eliminating common sources. If and when the odor still persists, our team of local Certified Clean experts are here to help! But first, what can you do?

  • Common Sources of Odor

The first step is to check common sources of odor. The most common is unused drains. When drains are not regularly flushed out or cleaned, they become dry which allows residue to dry up and emit an evaporated odor back up through the plumbing. 

Another common issue is moisture buildup not being properly vented. If a source is causing steam or high levels of humidity, this can easily yield mildew buildup when not properly vented. High amounts of mildew can produce odors as well as become harmful when left unattended for long periods of time. 

  • How to Deter

If drains are unused it is recommended to flush them out using a vinegar solution at least once a week. 

If using a source with high amounts of steam, it is recommended to keep windows fully open or vent out the humidity by other means. Other valuable tools include an Air purifier which filters out harmful elements in the air.

  • When the Scent Persists

If you have tried the above mentioned alternatives and an odor still persists, call SERVPRO of Cerritos. Our technicians are trained to the industry standards and can detect signs that may not be seen by the untrained eye.

Our inspections are free of charge during business hours, call 562-916-7646 or find us online today!

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