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Remove Odors from Apartments and Real Estate for Sale

Remove Odors from Apartments and Real Estate

Building Odor Removal

Apartment Building odor removal

Before you cover the odors with paint, let us permanently remove the odors from your Apartment or Real Estate. Painting over odors only traps the odors, and many times once the paint dries the odor starts to leach out.   To prevent odors, managers will first paint a base coat of Kilz, then paint again with new paint. Instead of painting to get rid of the odors, let us treat the apartment or real Estate with our H202 Decon product. Not only will the odors be gone, mold and mildew will be eliminated, pathogens will be destroyed, and chemical residue it neutralized.  If the past tenants used drugs, this can be a very troubling liability if new tenants experience problems.

Marijuana odor removal

One of the primary functions of flowers is to create terpenes, odoriferous chemicals designed by nature to attract pollinators and ward off predators. These pungent compounds can be one of the best and worst parts of enjoying cannabis. The rich smell of fresh, sticky bud can be fantastic to a marijuana lover, but very objectionable by those who do not smoke pot.

Marijuana use is also routinely associated with other drugs, whether deservedly or not.  It is likely that a marijuana smell in an apartment or real estate for sale, would be one of many illegal substances a forensic analysis would turn up.  This is more than an odor issue.  There could be serious health problems by the next tenants if the problem isn’t fully treated.

Pollutants Removed

EcoVive will solve the environmental threats in one simple, non-toxic treatment.  Our proprietary spray system will destroy every odor in the apartment or house.  It will also decontaminate for pollutants, chemical residue, and drug contamination.  Our treatment will kill mold and mildew on contact, and kill all pathogens.


EcoVive will solve the environmental threats in one simple, non-toxic treatment.  Our proprietary spray system will destroy every odor in the apartment or house.  It will also decontaminate for pollutants, chemical residue, and drug contamination.  Our treatment will kill mold and mildew on contact, and kill all pathogens.

This is an EPA registered product, that uses a proprietary form of activated hydrogen peroxide.  We decon apartments, homes, offices, and more with incredible effectiveness.  And, we get the job done in hours, not days.

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Tips for selling a home that smells

Don’t try selling a home that smells

Are you thinking of selling your home? If your home has smells, either from cooking, pets, mold or mildew, or cigarette smoke, you may have a hard time getting people to be interested in buying it.

Many people are sensitive to smells, and will be turned off as soon as they walk into a home that has odors. Many sellers focus on the visual aspect of staging their home, but do not put much thought into how their house smells.

Here are a few things about smells, and what can be done to make your home odor neutral.

  1. You can’t hide smells — you need to eliminate them. Buyers who don’t smoke and never have will be able to detect the smell of cigarettes, pets and their messes, and even intense home cooking smells, often from their first step into the home. So it’s essential to approach your challenge as it really is: to remove or eliminate the odors, versus simply spraying something on top of them.

To someone who is sensitive or allergic to cigarette smoke, the only thing worse than the smell of smoke is the saccharine-sweet, fake floral scents someone has sprayed right on top of cigarette smoke odors.

  1. Take odor-specific steps to vanquishing smells. What you must do to truly eliminate an odor depends on the odor itself. With pets, often a thorough vacuum, carpet cleaning and washing any upholstery, curtains, blankets or other textiles in the home can go a long way, but to truly eliminate the odors an Ozone treatment of the home will be needed. If a pet has repeatedly had accidents on a particular spot of floor or carpet, it might require replacing or refinishing.


Cooking odors are similar, and can often be vanquished with a good scrubbing down of kitchen walls and floors, ceilings, and even range hoods and vent fans/filters; painting the kitchen walls and ceilings is not overkill.

But smoking is the big daddy of all odors, because (a) it is typically done chronically, for years, and (b) by its nature, smoke can get into every crack and crevice. To get rid of the smell from cigarettes will require a good scrubbing of all surfaces, and a professional ozone treatment of the home.  Ozone is a natural oxidizer that destroys odors.

When you decide to sell your home you want to get the best price for it that you can. Cleaning the home, making the outside look nice are things that need to be done, but having a professional Odor elimination company treat the inside of the home is another step that should be considered. Most people cannot smell the odors in their own home because they have lived with them for years. Have someone you know check your home for odors. If they do not live in the home, they will be able to pick up any odors that are there.

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Don’t sell a smelly house in Grand Rapids

Smelly houses don’t sell

Houses smell.  Yes, even yours. Oh, they don’t all smell bad…but they all carry their own smell.  A smell called the Loss of a Sale if it stinks. Unfortunately, in the rush of preparing a home for sale, house smells are the last things sellers seem to think about. Probably because most people can’t smell their own stinky home.

No matter how diplomatic an agent tries to be when listing a stinky house, telling a seller their home smells bad seems to offend them more than telling them their home is worth less than they thought.  Maybe it’s because when you live in your home you become immune to the smells that “outsiders” definitely notice. Please, don’t shoot the messenger!  Your Realtor is just trying to help you get your house sold and a house that smells is going to be a problem.

Some of the most deadly (yes, they could kill the sale of your home) smells are the obvious ~

  • The worse of the worst…Cigarette or cigar smoke
  • Pets smells and litter boxes
  • Mothballs

Then there are the subtle smells that can also be a turnoff

  • Dirty sheets/laundry
  • Moldy smelling bathrooms
  • Dirty Diapers
  • Weird cooked food smells (by the way never cook fish or cabbage while trying to sell your home)
  • Garbage cans (empty them every day)
  • Over-compensating with too many air fresheners or candles can offend a sensitive nose and make a buyer wonder what you’re covering up.

So..if you’re selling your home, go outside to clear your nasal passages, then step inside and take an impartial whiff or ask someone you trust to do it for you.  Heck, you could even ask your Realtor!

The last thing you want to do is have a potential buyer turned off because of a smelly house. Most of the time a good cleaning will take care of the offending smells, but sometimes professional help is needed. Odors have a way of seeping into everything, carpet, furniture, all the little cracks and crevices in your home.

Our Ozone home treatment will eliminate all the smells in your home, leaving it scent free. Think about it, a buyer walks into your home and the only smell they notice is the fresh bouquet of flowers. They will automatically think the home is well cared for.

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Or give us a call today if you want your house sold faster. 616-401-9176

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