What's That Smell? Common Sources Of Odor Problems in Your Lexington Business
As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville has seen a wide variety of problems with odors and their sources. Commercial deodorization can be tricky, but here are some of the most common odor problems in business.
In restrooms, the most common source of odor is urine. In the men's room, urine tends to seep behind urinals and splash on walls. Regular mopping with a disinfecting solution is a must to control odors, wiping down the walls. In the ladies' room, watch for odor from the feminine hygiene waste receptacles—daily emptying and disinfecting as needed.
Drains come in all sizes and uses in a business; kitchen drains, floor drains, and even sinks can be the source of foul odors. It is recommended to flush out drains regularly to clean out food, debris, and bacteria that can cause unpleasant odors in your business.
Mold and Mildew
If your business has a musty smell, you may have an issue with mold or mildew. Mold and mildew usually form in areas with higher moisture content, such as basements, crawlspaces, laundry facilities, or restrooms. At SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville, we offer free mold checks. Our team of IICRC trained technicians can assess if it's mold or mildew and determine if it's an issue you can handle or if you need professional assistance.