Bad odors present in your home are embarrassing. More than that, they could be a symptom of a larger issue. Bad odors may be a sign of an infestation of mold, mildew, or even pests. If you need help with odor removal in Phoenix, Cardinal Clean can help!

Identify the Source of the Smell in Your Home

Sometimes, odors in your home are easy to identify, such as cat urine or milk spilled on the carpet that didn’t get cleaned up properly. Other times, it is harder to find the source, such as a lingering smell of rot, mold, or mildew.

Mold and mildew can grow inside the walls, in the insulation, and under your carpet in the subfloor. If you leave themto linger, they can grow, damaging your home and costing you more money to repair. If you notice a musty smell, you should schedule a professional home mold inspection right away!

The trick to eliminating the odor is removing the odor source. If the smell in your chimney is caused by mold, mildew, faulty plumbing or an animal carcass, spraying air fresheners and burning candles will only temporarily overwhelm the stench. For a true remedy, you need to eliminate the source of the problem.

Professional Mold Inspection

You might notice a musty or mouldy smell in your home, especially if your area has had a lot of rain or flooding. Mold can irritate your lungs, trigger allergies, and cause illnesses.

There is a time when you will be able to handle the mold attack in your home and there’ll be a time when it’s gone too far & you need to call professionals at Cardinal Clean to help you out.

Professional mold inspectors can detect whether there is mold in your air ducts, under your floor, and inside your walls. If you find out there is mold in your home, you should have it professionally removed before it does more damage to your house and your health. 

how to prevent mold and mildew

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew 

Mold spores are nearly everywhere, but when they are allowed to multiply, it can damage your home, and create problems when it contaminates the air.

Preventing mold starts with identifying the areas in your home that are vulnerable to mold growth. These include areas that might be damp or have high humidity with little airflow.

Common areas for mold growth include the basement, the bathroom, areas in the kitchen with leaking pipes, and anywhere in your home that may experience flooding.

If You Have Experienced Flooding

If you have experienced flooding in your home, it is important to call flood restoration experts to make sure the damage is controlled and prevented from further problems.

Flood restoration experts will find the affected areas in your home, dry them out and prevent any future damage by identifying the areas vulnerable to mold and telling you remedies for each issue.

After fixing the immediate issues, they will sanitize and perform odor removal. Phoenix has trusted Cardinal Clean for years – call and speak to a member of our team to find out why!