Do You Smell That? Know Your Nose!
Has it happened to you… you walk into a room and catch a quick whiff of mildew or wet dog? You prepare yourself for this type of smell when going in to an old, dark and damp basement but not when you walk into your Dining Room. Is it time to call in the "big guns" and can these off odors be removed from your home?
There may be a number of reasons that can cause off smells in your home. Whether it be a damp and musty basement, pet odors, mildew or even that pile of laundry that's been waiting for weeks to be washed; home odors can be eliminated from your home. Some may be more difficult than others but there are a number of air filtration products available that can help eliminate pollutants from your air and have your home smelling clean and fresh again.
Generally, the first step in odor removal is to find the source of your smell and rectify the problem. Do you have a damp area in the basement? Maybe you have a leaky pipe or cracked foundation. Is your basement unfinished and you don't have a dehumidifier to remove excess water from the air? It is always best to have a professional plumber and HVAC company evaluate your home for excess moisture and take corrective action to remove any culprits. Hanging air fresheners may alleviate and cover the smell temporarily but they only last a short while and your stinky smell will return.
While a musty basement may be easier to diagnose for odor source, other areas in the home may not be. If you are getting a damp and musty odor in your bathroom, you may have extra moisture build up there as well. There are a number of products that can be used, such as bathroom vent fans, that can help remove the moisture thus relieving any off smells. Your electrician can install one quickly while also checking for moisture.
How about your kitchen or laundry room. Do you find that cooking odors linger in your home or do you seem to have a hard time keeping your laundry room smelling like anything other than wet gym socks? Ultraviolet Lights can be installed onto your heating and cooling system to help remove any biological particulates from the air. Generally the odors are not the gym socks themselves but the biological particulates putting off the odor.
Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical offers a number of products that can help reduce and even completely eliminate household odors. The Ultravation PTX-Series Advanced Oxidation Air Purifier is effective in whole house germicidal air and surface treatment. Natural UV light from the sun keeps airborne microorganisms under control outdoors. The PTX- Series improves the air in your entire home by doing the same thing indoors. . . inside your HVAC system! This UV light also destroys mold and mildew on interior HVAC surfaces for a cleaner running, more efficient HVAC system. ReFresh™ patented Advanced Oxidation System eliminates hundreds of common household odors.
The most important thing to do when you realize that there may be some odors lurking throughout your home is to investigate. Know your nose and sniff around a bit to find the source. Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical’s team of certified technicians can evaluate your home for hidden moisture. Whether it be a plumbing leak, a bathroom vent that needs to be installed or the addition of air quality products such as a UV light or dehumidifier; Casteel offers a number of home odor solutions for you. The best part, you only have one company to call for any of these needs! You can even schedule yearly preventative home maintenance to help prevent stinky home odors. Contact the best in Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical- call Casteel today at (770) 766-1657 or schedule a visit online.