Skunk problems are more common that most might think. Skunks seem to be able to live quite well in many neighborhoods in the Joliet, Romeoville, Naperville, and Aurora area. They are nocturnal, so you rarely seem them although you might have two dozen within a block or so of your home. If you see one, stop and retreat in a slow manner. Call animal control to set out traps to get rid of them.
We were called out to a very nice home in Joliet with a car urine odor. The owner wasn't sure the actual source of the odor and wondered if an animal had died in the partial crawl space area of the home. Upon inspection, there was not dead animal, but with a little guesswork, we suggested the probable source was cat urine because the cat liked the secluded area of basement crawlspace. The owner said he had owned a cat five years ago, but that it had be a pet that tended to pee in certain corners of the home.
You may have heard of the term, "Noseblind". Well, many pet owners have developed a noseblind approach to unwanted pet odors that others struggle to ignore. Pet odors are hard to prevent, but there is a solution. A professional ozone treatment does a lot more than cover odors with a special fragrance.
Just recently, OdorXout received a call from a Naperville man trying to rent a townhome that suffered from curry cooking odors. Curry smells are common odor problems that we handle rather consistently. Frankly, curry and other spicy food odors are more than a momentary problem. The strong vapors from cooking will embed on the walls, ceiling, carpet, and cabinets.
There are a variety of issues that can cause basement odors. The neglect of the basement makes it the perfect place for odors to develop. Dust and debris is just one part of the problem. Unless ventilated, smells will compound.
MFC Sports Performance in Darien, IL is making an effort to protect their members from possible infections and health related issues. Germ-free and healthy is the focus of this local gym. They have teamed up with Odorxout Environmental to combat the ongoing threat of MRSA,ringworm, and other sports-related infections by treating their facility with Biozone Protectant. This environmentally safe treatment brings in a new concept of germ-resistant surfaces and air purification solutions to their already state-of-the art training center.
OdorXout Environmental treats more than a dozen cars each week for leading car dealers in Joliet, Plainfield, and Naperville. The most common problem is smoke smell in cars. Everyone thinks that an off-the-shelf product will eliminate bad odors in cars, and we can tell you that common odor treatments just don't work.
One of the negative factors in the sale of a home is the unwanted odors that come from previous owners or tenants. They can be lingering smoke smell, pet odors, or mildew smells. Other hurtful smells are strong cooking odors from pungent ingredients, like curry. The tendency is to think that cleaning, a coat of paint, and new carpet will get rid of these odors.
One of the more stubborn smells we encounter is cat urine in carpets and basement or garage concrete. The bad news is that pet urine can embed into the material and it takes a serious effort to remediate to odor. In concrete, the alkaline in the urine can actually combine with the calcium in the concrete. Therefore, if the concrete is not sealed, the problem is literally embedded into the concrete.
If left unchecked, it will quickly rampage through the rest of the facility. Fortunately, better solutions are now available to quickly crush a MRSA infection in schools and athletic departments. The right solution not only stops the disease. It can save lives.