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Identifying Odors

9/8/2023 (Permalink)

An odor can be a sign of a serious problem in your Cecil County home or business.  Odors should be assessed and handled immediately to help eliminate and prevent further damage.  Should you have a musty smell in your basement for instance, this could be a sign of mold growth.  The stronger the odor, the more likely that you have a significant mold issue.

Other odors to be wary of include a dirty or stale smell that may even smell like rotting plants.  This is a sign of mold damage.

If an area of your home smells like rotten eggs, this could mean that you have water damage.  This odor can be created due to the water and humidity present in those areas.

Strange or oily smells emanating from your boiler or furnace in the winter can be a sign that the oil in your system is building up and potentially preparing to burst out of your heating system.  When this occurs, the smoke and soot damage left behind is called a puffback.

When these odors occur in your property, services should be performed immediately to identify and recover the affected areas.  Should you suspect an issue, SERVPRO of Cecil County can provide a free assessment to determine the source of the problem.  In the event that you suspect mold, we also can provide information for mold testing.  We work with several providers for that service and your peace of mind!

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