There’s nothing worse than being hit with an odor as you walk into your home. Though some are easier to disperse, such as the lingering smells of last night’s dinner or your wet dog running through the house, others seem to sink into the walls for good. The odors that are hardest to get rid of are often the worst ones, such as smoke, skunk, or mold.
If you’re wondering if you can clear the air in your home after one of these foul smells has settled in, you can. But, it will take patience and the right solutions. After years of helping Winston-Salem and other suburban North Carolina towns restore clean air to their homes, we at First Call have learned how to help your home smell good again while also making it a safe environment for your family. Here’s how we handle a few common smells:
Where There Was Fire, There’s Smoke. How to Make Your Home Smell Good Again By Putting Safety First
When a fire occurs in your home, it is a scary, even tragic, experience. Once it is over, the smell of smoke settles in like a ghost determined to haunt your home forever. We can hear the desperation in the voices of our customers who just want to return to normal after their homes are restored, but can’t because of the smell.
It is possible to get rid of the smoke smell in your home, but that is only part of what should cause concern. Even the smoke caused by a minor fire can have dangerous consequences, so it is best to call a fire restoration company to assess the areas affected.
At First Call, your family’s safety is our priority. That is why we use the best products and solutions to remove the smells from your home. Rather than replace smells with toxic chemicals, we use natural products whenever possible to leave your home safer than when we arrived.
How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell in the Home, With or Without a Skunk
Sometimes you know why your house smells like skunk, but other times it isn’t obvious. Some of the reasons your house could smell include:
- You or your pets were recently sprayed
- A skunk sprayed inside your house
- A skunk died nearby
- You have skunks living on your property
In order to get rid of the smell, you need to locate where the smell is strongest. As difficult as this may be, it is the first step to remove the smell. Once you locate the place where the smell is strongest, where the skunk sprayed or where your stinky pet laid down, you will have to treat it a few times.
Some of the best options for removing skunk smell include chlorine bleach, baking soda, and dish soap. If you suspect that the skunk may still be around, call your local wildlife authorities to have it removed safely.
What Does Mold in a Home Smell Like, and How Do I Remove It?
Mold is one of the scariest smells you can detect in a house because of the dangers it poses to you and your family’s health. But, how can you tell it’s mold and not something else? Mold in the home will have an unnatural smell. You may also notice that it smells musty, as if there is lingering moisture.
If something smells a little off, it is best to call a mold remediation company to look into it. When mold is present, it is important to address both the mold itself and its root cause: moisture. In southeastern cities like Burlington, Raleigh and Greensboro, humidity creates a perpetually moist environment perfect for mold growth. That is why working with a local company to remove the mold is so important.
We have extensive experience helping North Carolina homeowners learn how to dehumidify their houses and get rid of the mold for good. Rather than just remove the mold, we offer a full suite of moisture control and mold removal services to solve the problem. These include:
- Dehumidifying the area
- Containment setup
- Filtering the air
- Removing any mold-contaminated removal
- Black mold removal
- Comprehensive clean up
Learn more about what causes mold growth and how our services prevent these things.
We Know How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh. Make Us Your First Call!
If smoke, skunk, or mold smells are ruining your home environment, don’t wait! Contact us today. We are here to give you peace of mind by keeping your home smelling fresh, and more important, safe and clean beneath the surface.