“We don’t know what happened,” Barbara said. “One day the office smelled fine. The next day we walked in here and there was just this awful musty odor that showed up out of no where. We tried everything – room freshener, scented candles – but nothing worked.”
What’s behind bad smells in the workplace?
As an Avon janitorial company, we’ve heard our share of stories about mystery smells. Bad odors can take many forms. Some smell musty, some smell rotten, some smell just indescribably awful. We’ve found that business owners have often gone to some length to determine what’s causing the smell – is the the employee refrigerator? did someone forget to empty the trash cans? – only to find no answer.
Odor elimination is one of those specialized services only the best commercial cleaning companies can provide. Our trained technicians come into your facility and do a thorough inspection and analysis to determine the cause of the odor. Sometimes odors have a single source, and sometimes they are caused by a combination of sources. When an odor appears suddenly in a location that hasn’t had a problem before, our team will often look to see what has changed in the environment that can be contributing to the new odor.
Once the cause of the odor has been identified, our Avon janitorial service will take actions to eliminate the problem. In some instances, fixing the issue can strictly be a cleaning concern. Carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and other specialty cleaning, disinfection, and sanitizing services are all available to address the bad smell issue. In some instances, we will recommend the services of additional professionals who will be needed to address the root cause of the issue. For example, in Barbara’s case, it turned out a new leak on the roof was contributing to a mold and mildew situation that was developing in the ceiling tiles directly over their office.
Our goal is a safe and healthy workplace for all of our customers. You don’t have to live with bad odors in the workplace. Call us for help today!