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Odor Removal Services

Professional Solutions for Odors Caused By Water, Fire, Smoke, Cigarettes, Pets, Truama, and More 

Odors stemming from fire and smoke damage, water damage, mold damage, sewage, and biological sources are invisible threats that can disrupt your home and your health. In particular, smoke and odor particles continue to be airborne many days after a fire has occurred. Whatever the root of the problem, ServiceMaster Restore® has professional products, expertise, and specialty equipment to remove a wide range of odors so that you can breathe easily again.

The odor removal services at ServiceMaster restore can get rid of lingering particles.Contact us to see what we can do for you.

Sometimes, multiple treatments are necessary during the odor removal process. That’s why we meet with you and walk you through the process upfront. In addition to providing step-by-step explanations and updates throughout the process, we work closely with you to develop the best solution for you and your home.

What are some Symptoms of odor damage?

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Headaches
  • Eye, nose, throat, or lung irritation
  • Feeling dizzy or nauseous

What Are Your Odor Removal Techniques?

We use a range of advanced deodorization tools to eliminate odor from your home, including:

  • Air Scrubbers – Using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, they remove odorous particles from the air, enhancing the efficiency of cleaning and clearing the air for safe breathing.
  • Thermal Fog – Use of thermal fog neutralizes odor, using a strong deodorizer that penetrates everywhere the smoke traveled.
  • Ozone – This oxidizing agent is produced by a portable ozone generator.
  • Hydroxyl Generators – Hydroxyl machines use hydroxyl radicals to eliminate odors from the home.
  • Absorption Agents – These trap and remove odor molecules from the air and surfaces.

What Causes Bad Odors In Your Home?

The odor removal experts at ServiceMaster Restore are equipped to fully assess and safely eliminate odors caused by:

Fire & Smoke

In the event of a house fire, smoke, soot, and associated odors can linger long after the flames are extinguished. This means that while you're trying to restore your home, you could be breathing harmful smoke particles into your lungs, in addition to dealing with the stench. Smoke and soot residue from nearby wildfires can cause interior and exterior damage to your home, too. Wildfire smoke can easily seep into drywall, wood, and textiles, and fine, toxic soot can coat and damage a range of materials, leading to stains, residue, and permeating odors that will require smoke odor removal services.

Water & Mold

Where there are pipes, there is always an opportunity for leakage, water damage, and mold growth. If you live in an area prone to natural flooding disasters like hurricanes, tidal swells, and tsunamis, you are also at high risk for water damage. Without immediate remediation, floods and leaks can damage the structure and foundation of your home, cause a persistent mildew smell, and encourage the growth of potentially dangerous mold spores.

Sewage & Biological Sources

As you can imagine, sewage emits a particularly strong odor that you definitely don't want hanging around your home. When a sewage backup strikes, you need the bacteria-ridden waste material and its accompanying stench removed as soon as possible, to prevent coming into contact with harmful pathogens.

These unsavory smells create an invisible threat with the ability to disrupt your life and negatively impact your health. At ServiceMaster Restore, we have the professional products, systems, and specialty equipment to remove a wide range of odors and the contaminants that cause them so you can breathe easy again.

Pet Odor

Having pets at home can bring immense joy, but it often comes with the challenge of managing pet-related odors. The scent from pet accidents, such as urine or feces, can be stubborn and pervasive. Even with diligent cleaning, these odors can penetrate deep into carpets, upholstery, and other materials, making it difficult to eliminate them completely with conventional cleaning methods. Additionally, the natural oils in a pet's fur can sometimes create a distinct, lingering smell in your living spaces. To ensure a fresh-smelling home free from pet-related odors, specialized cleaning and deodorizing techniques may be necessary, especially in cases where the odors have permeated porous surfaces.

Cigarette Smoke

Cigarette smoke can pose a particularly persistent and challenging odor problem for indoor environments. Not only does it adhere to surfaces like walls, carpets, and furniture, but it can also seep into the HVAC system and ductwork, spreading the odor throughout the entire house. Over time, this can lead to the formation of a yellowish-brown film on walls and ceilings. The compounds in cigarette smoke can also pose health risks, as they are known to contain numerous toxic chemicals, including carcinogens. Eliminating the smell of cigarette smoke requires specialized cleaning methods and thorough ventilation to ensure a fresh and healthy indoor environment.

Home Odor Removal FAQ

How long does it take to remove odors?

Depending on the source, intensity and type of odor present in the space, removing an odor can require anywhere from 1-3 treatments. Each odor elimination treatment typically takes between 15 minutes - 2 hours depending upon size of area treated.

Does your service guarantee complete removal of all odors?

Our odor removal professionals make every effort to eliminate offensive smells with our services however due to several variables that may be at play including humidity levels or sources not identified prior we cannot always guarantee 100% successful eradication once treating is completed.

Are there any safety concerns regarding chemicals used for odor removal and deodorization?

Our technicians use EPA-approved products which are both safe for people as well as pets when following label directions properly and after proper ventilation has been established within a location being serviced.

Over Six Decades of Experience with Professional Odor Removal Services

Throughout the years, we have helped countless home and business owners rid their properties of the odors that result from water and fire damages. We understand the unique deodorization methods and techniques that are required to carefully and thoroughly clean everything in your home. Our professional team is fully trained and dedicated to restoring your property and your peace of mind.


Contact ServiceMaster Restore 24/7 at (866) 867-3123 to schedule a residential restoration service.


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