Odour Control and Sanitisation

At Flood Response, we provide high-quality odour control and sanitisation services for residential and commercial properties.

Our professional team of experienced professionals will help you restore the affected area, removing all traces of odour and contaminants. We will use a range of specialised cleaning techniques to ensure your property is completely sanitised and free from any health risks or unpleasant smells. 

When Do You Need Odour Control Specialists?

At Flood Response, we understand that odour pollution can be a persistent and unpleasant issue in various settings. Whether you’re dealing with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other sources of foul smells, our odour control specialists are here to help. With our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, we can effectively eliminate odours and create a fresh, clean environment.


The Problem with Flooded Carpets

Carpets, due to their design, are already a fairly high-maintenance type of flooring. The way that their fibres work means that they tend to latch on to grime, dust, and all sorts of things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This is why vacuuming carpets is such an important part of carpet care. However, this problem really shows itself when you are faced with flood damage to your carpet. Rather than just holding on to grime and dirt, flooded carpets can hold on to a lot more than just molecules that affect the outward appearance.

It is already a well-known fact that damp environments are not good for most houses and buildings. Damp environments invite mould into the home as well as mildew, rot, and insects looking for a water source. This is one reason why it is so crucial to take care of even the smallest of leaks in the house. Because of the carpet’s nature to hold onto molecules of whatever it touches, it can hold onto tremendous amounts of water long after the flooding has happened. 

You might notice that your carpet feels a bit damp to the touch, or if the problem is more pronounced, you will notice that you are walking on a wet carpet. To protect your own health, you will want to get this water damage taken care of as soon as possible using an experienced flood damage repair company, as it can end up causing some long-term damage to your body.

Odour Control in Commercial Environments

Commercial environments often face unique challenges when it comes to odour control. Areas such as garbage rooms and pump stations can become breeding grounds for offensive odours due to the accumulation of waste and the presence of harmful gases. These odours not only affect the overall atmosphere of your business but can also impact the well-being of employees and customers.

Our team of odour control specialists is well-versed in handling odour issues in commercial settings. We employ advanced techniques and technologies to tackle the toughest odour problems. By utilising activated carbon and other innovative solutions, we effectively neutralise odours at their source, providing long-lasting results.

The Flood Response Approach

When you choose Flood Response for odour control, you can expect a comprehensive and tailored approach to meet your specific needs. Our specialists begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your premises, identifying the sources and causes of odour pollution. This enables us to develop a customised plan that addresses your unique requirements.

We utilise cutting-edge activated carbon filters and other high-performance equipment to capture and eliminate odours. Our team ensures that the air quality is restored to a fresh and clean state, allowing you to create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere for employees and customers alike.

Hazardous Air Pollutants to Eliminate Quick

There are several harmful air pollutants that can affect the health and safety of people in your commercial property. These include: such as asbestos, radon, hydrogen sulphide, mercaptan, ammonia, and other noxious fumes that can be detrimental to your workers’ and customers’ health.

At Flood Response, our odour control specialists are trained to identify hazardous air pollutants quickly so they can be eliminated at once before they reach dangerous levels. With the help of advanced technology we will quickly purify the atmosphere in your workplace or facility so you can get back to business with clean air.

How Can Air Pollutants Harm You?

There are several ways that air pollutants can harm you. Here are some common dangers of air pollutants:

Mould and Mildew: Because the water is kept in the carpet for so long, in an atmosphere where there is already grime, dirt, and likely small microbes making their home in the fibres of the carpet, a damp carpet is one that is prime for mould and mildew to develop. It is a well-known fact that prolonged exposure to mould and mildew is damaging to anyone’s health.

Respiratory Problems: People who have health conditions that affect their respiratory system are in the most danger of a wet carpet, as the spores of mould can trigger an allergic or asthmatic reaction. It is known to cause allergies, and in a worst-case scenario, fungal infections can develop. People with weakened immune systems are at an increased risk of this as well, but the problems aren’t located only in the lungs.

Fungal Infections: From the mould spores released from the mould growing in the damp environment of your carpet, it can irritate your skin, causing allergies, itchiness, hives, and so on. If this is not treated or if it is prolonged, this can develop into swelling and both bacterial and fungal infections. Even if you use the proper ointments to treat those infections, it will not do much for your health so long as the source of the mould remains.

To prevent hazardous odours from developing, it is important to dry, disinfect, and sanitise every flood-damaged carpet in your house.

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Benefits of Flood Response’s Odour Control Services

At Flood Response, we understand the importance of not only removing water but also addressing any lingering odours that may result from water damage. Our expertise in water extraction and restoration extends beyond removing excess liquid and drying structures.

With years of experience in water extraction and restoration, we have developed a comprehensive range of odour control solutions that are highly effective in eliminating unpleasant smells. Whether you are dealing with musty odours, mold-related smells, or any other foul odour, our dedicated team is equipped with the expertise and tools to handle the task efficiently.

Our existing systems incorporate cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques to neutralise and eliminate odours at their source. We offer a wide array of services tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a personalised approach to odour control. 

Our Odour Control Systems and Services

We offer a wide array of services tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a personalised approach to odour control. Some of our key services include:

  1. Odour Assessment and Consultation: Our experts will conduct a thorough assessment of the affected area, identifying the source of the odour and determining the most suitable approach for effective odour control.
  2. Professional Odour Removal: We employ specialised techniques and industry-leading equipment to target and eliminate odours caused by water damage. Our team will work diligently to restore a fresh and healthy environment in your property.
  3. Air Purification and Ventilation: We implement powerful air purification systems that filter and cleanse the air, removing odorous particles and promoting proper ventilation. This helps to ensure a continuous supply of clean and fresh air throughout the affected space.
  4. Surface Decontamination and Sanitisation: Our expert technicians are skilled in sanitising and decontaminating surfaces affected by water damage and associated odours. We use safe and effective cleaning agents to thoroughly eliminate any residual smells and ensure a hygienic environment.
  5. Ozone Treatment: Ozone treatment is a highly effective method for eliminating stubborn odours. We employ ozone generators to produce ozone, a powerful oxidizing agent that neutralises odours by breaking down odor-causing molecules at a molecular level.
  6. Long-Term Odour Control Solutions: In addition to immediate odour removal, we provide long-term solutions to prevent odour recurrence. Our experts can offer guidance on maintenance strategies and preventive measures to ensure that your property remains fresh and odour-free in the future.

When it comes to odour control, our team of professionals is dedicated to restoring your property to its pre-damage condition, ensuring a clean and odour-free environment. Contact us today to learn more about our specialised odour control systems and services and schedule a consultation.

Odour Control and Sanitisation – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is odour pollution?

Odour pollution refers to the presence of odours in the air that are considered unpleasant, offensive, or disruptive to the environment and human well-being. It occurs when certain hazardous air pollutants or emissions are released into the atmosphere, resulting in the perception of a foul or noxious smell.

What is odour control?

Odour control refers to the process of managing and eliminating unpleasant smells. It involves addressing the source of the odour and employing techniques to neutralise or eliminate it, often using a suitable masking agent to cover up unwanted smells and employing techniques that target the underlying causes. This includes addressing bacteria and decomposition processes, which are common sources of odours. By eliminating contaminants that contribute to foul smells, ensuring a fresh and clean environment is more achievable.

What are the techniques for odor control?

Techniques for odor control vary depending on the type of odor. Common methods include air filtration, steam cleaning, oxidation, UV light and photocatalytic oxidation, fogging, water misting systems and use of deodorisers or disinfectants. Air filtration is often used as an effective technique to remove odors from the air by trapping odor molecules in filters. Steam cleaning is a good option for removing organic matter, grease and dirt from hard surfaces, while oxidation processes such as UV light and photocatalytic oxidation use special lights to oxidise VOCs.

What are the 4 types of odour control?

The four main types of odour control include physical removal, neutralisation, encapsulation and masking. Physical removal involves removing the source of the odour through cleaning or air filtration. Neutralisation uses substances such as baking soda or other absorbent materials to reduce odours by binding with odour-causing molecules. Encapsulation encapsulates odour molecules in a coating that prevents the odours from being released into the air. Finally, masking is used to cover up odours with other scents or fragrance oils. All four methods of odour control can be effective when properly implemented.

What chemical is used to remove odours?

A variety of chemicals can be used to remove odours, such as enzymes, oxidisers, or surfactants. Enzymes are proteins that break down odour-causing molecules into smaller, odourless compounds. Oxidisers interact with the odour-causing molecules and convert them into harmless substances like carbon dioxide.

Why to Choose Flood Response for Odour Control and Sanitisation?

Working with Flood Response offers several benefits, some of which include:

24/7 Availability

Odour control can be an urgent task, and the sooner the damage is dealt with, the better. Flood Response provides 24/7 around-the-clock availability, ensuring that clients can receive help whenever they need it, even in the middle of the night or on weekends.

24/7 Availability

Comprehensive Services

Flood Response offers a comprehensive range of services, including carpet water damage assessment and restoration, carpet drying, carpet cleaning, dehumidification, and mould removal, providing clients with a one-stop shop for all their carpet restoration needs.

Comprehensive Services

Expertise and Experience

Flood Response has a team of experienced professionals with expertise in carpet cleaning and restoration. We offer carpet water damage restoration Melbourne, providing clients with peace of mind knowing that their carpets are being handled by skilled professionals.

Expertise and Experience

Contact Us

To learn more about carpet cleaning, drying or other water damage services and how we can help you reduce risks and damage, please phone us on 1300 819 396, contact us here or fill the form below.