Food Odor Treatment
The FreshStart process works remarkably well on food odors including garlic and curry. Food odors tend to permeate cloth couches and chairs, drapes, carpet and clothes in your closet. Over time, these odors build up and it is very difficult to keep clothes in the closet laundry fresh. The FreshStart in home treatment eliminates the odors from wall and ceiling surfaces, drapes, furniture and even the clothes in your closet. Real Estate agents use our process to prepare homes for sale.
Pet Odor Treatment
The FreshStart process effectively eliminates pet odors such as urine from non-absorbent surfaces. Many deoderizers are toxic and shouldn’t be breathed. Eventually they tend to dry out and the odor returns. The first step with Pet Urine is to used an enzymatic. URFresh also uses industrial type odor removers to pretreat carpeting.
If there has been repeated contamination of the carpet, even these steps may not penetrate deep enough into the carpet for the pet odor removal to be completely successful. When the urine pet odor is caused by prolonged exposure by proximity, an enzymatic cleaner can often be applied to the urine affected area, and a FreshStart pet odor removal treatment will usually eliminate the residual pet odor.
In the case of deep and prolonged urine saturation, the carpeting should be pulled back, inspected for physical damage and all affected padding removed. If the carpet, flooring and/or sub-flooring have been physically damaged, ALL damaged materials and padding should be replaced and a FreshStart treatment done immediately.
Smoke Odor Treatment
When looking for a new place to live, have you ever walked into a “Dream Home”, only to immediately turn around and run out because the odor of years of Aunt Tilley’s smoking caused you to get sick? Many Real Estate Agents, including Coldwell Banker® Concierge™ and First Team® have successfully used the FreshStart process to eliminate this problem. With years of occupants smoking in a building, the smoke can actually cast an oily yellow color on the walls, ceilings and contents of the structure. The complex carbon chain bonds of the smoke can actually penetrate several microns into the sheet-rock, plaster, various building materials and content and a single treatment can only penetrate one to two microns. Long Term Smoking in a home or apartment requires multiple FreshStart Treatments. After the first treatment, we wait 7-10 days for deeply embedded smoke odors to emerge and we treat a second time. Between seven and ten days following the second treatment, the odors may start to re-emerge, since the deeper odors could not be reached, penetrated and broken down at the molecular level by the FreshStart treatment. In these cases, a third treatment usually provides complete elimination of any residual cigarette or cigar smoke odors, and at this point the building’s interior can be painted to cover the smoke’s staining without fear of the odor re-emerging from behind the new coat of paint.
Dead Animal Odors
The FreshStart process has been used successfully to eliminate odors caused by dead rodents, pets and a variety of cases of decomposition. Once the dead and/or decomposing animal has been removed appropriately, the odor of the decomposing organism can remain indefinitely and be overwhelming to most people. Whether the cause was frozen meat left in a freezer that lost its electrical power, a rodent trapped during construction, abandoned baby animals under a school building, or even a call from the Coroner’s Office, the final step for reuse of the property is a FreshStart treatment.