“I don’t know who rented this office before I did, but maybe it was a taxidermy shop. Or a mortician. I don’t know, but there was a scent in here that was just nauseatingly bad,” Steve said. “The team I had set up to work here isn’t a group that complains, but they called me about this. So I asked our Westwood janitorial service what could be done.”
Odor elimination is a specialized janitorial service. Odors can be caused by many different things, including foods, raw materials, manufacturing processes, items in storage, and more. Our expertly trained team comes into your facility to determine the cause of the odor and what’s involved in eliminating it.
Odor elimination is different than masking odors with scented sprays or products. Eliminating the odor means treating the surfaces, including carpet, upholstery, drapery, and more, that contain the odor. It is an exacting job that requires specific industry knowledge to perform properly.
What Is the Impact of Bad Odors on Your Business?
In Steve’s case, the odor was so strong and severe that it prevented his employees from being able to perform their jobs properly. “We do a lot of detail-oriented work where concentration is essential,” he explained. “And this stink was giving them migraines. With a headache, you make mistakes. And I can’t afford mistakes!”
In addition to staff complaints and health, a bad odor can make a very bad impression on any customers or colleagues who visit your facility. In the professional setting, this can make clients unwilling to choose your business for their needs. In retail, many shoppers rate bad odors as a top turn-off; they don’t want to bring that foul smell home with them so they leave the merchandise on the shelves.
Odor elimination services are available in addition to our normal Westwood janitorial services. We also provide carpet cleaning, floor maintenance and more.