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Cigarette smell removal

Cigarette smell removal

cigarette smell removal

No matter whether you’re a landlord who had a tenant who smoked and you now need to rid the apartment of the smell before you can release it or you’re a homeowner who recently had a smoker in the family or used to smoke yourself, there’s no doubt that cigarette smell removal can be a challenging debacle to undertake. Cigarette smell removal is probably one of the most difficult cleaning tasks, and part of this is because the nicotine in cigarettes tends to seep into everything that it’s exposed to.

A heavy odor in a house can certainly impact the quality of the indoor environment whether that odor is tobacco or animal, such as cat or dog.

Cigarette smoke is not only irritating to those with allergies and asthma, but the smoke fumes and chemical vapors spread into almost every part of a home. They cling to the carpet, upholstery, drapes, clothing and other soft materials. Microscopic smoke residue will remain on the walls, the ceiling, inside closets, cabinets, cracks and crevices, and most other surfaces.

Cigarette smell removal can be a difficult task for a home owner to remove because there are different components to the smoke. The first component of smoking is that cigarettes produce many toxic and irritating gases such as carbon monoxide, phenol, and ammonia gases. The second component of the smoke odor is the high level of tar vapors released into the air as cigarettes are smoked. These smelly tar vapors become sticky when they contact surfaces. They travel everywhere in the facility that smoke or air can flow into, including inside air vents, on walls and ceilings, on furniture, and even inside closets and cabinets. To totally eliminate cigarette smoke odor, you need something that will follow the same path as the tobacco vapors and oxidize the odors away. Our ozone treatments are great at cigarette smell removal.

Ozone Treatment

Ozone is extremely effective on smoke because the ozone (O3) attacks odors at their source. As the O3 is circulated throughout the room or facility, it oxidizes the fumes and the residue adhering to various surfaces. The ozone will go wherever air will flow and follow the same path that cigarette smoke took when contacting those surfaces, and even flows into vents, cracks and crevices to permanently remove cigarette odor

Our certified technicians will remove the worst of smells leaving the home free of odors that will not come back a few weeks later.  They are absolutely gone!

Call us today to start enjoying an Odor Free home.  616-401-9176

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Tips for selling a home that smells

Don’t try selling a home that smells

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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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Pet Odor Removal

Pet Odor removal Grand Haven, MI

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At EcoVive we use all- natural methods for getting rid of Pet Odors. No longer are “chemicals” needed for this type of Pet odor removal in Grand Haven. With the use of Ozone and enzymes, pet odors can be removed safely.

If the pet odor is noticed early enough it is a simple job to get rid of the smell. But, what happens most of the time is people get used to the smell, or it’s not until they try to sell the house, or in the case of an apartment, the tenants move out, and then the odor is noticed.  When this happens, the urine has soaked into the carpet and pad, sometimes soaking the subfloor underneath. In severe cases, it may be necessary to pull up the carpet in the effected areas and remove the pad. We can then work on removing the odor from the subfloor. We have had success in getting the smell out of the subfloor without having to replace it.

As a professional pet odor removal company, we can solve your problem and eliminate pet odors from carpeting, rugs, furniture, upholstery, and more. Whether cause by dog urine, cat urine, or animal feces, our deodorization experts can remove all types of pet odors from your home.

Don’t waste your time and money on products that claim to work. Or try to cover up the smell with deodorizers, rely on a team of professionals that know how to remove all manner of pet odors. We help pet owners all over Western Michigan. count on EcoVive to eliminate pet odors in your home.

Tired of your house smelling like your pets? Call our pet odor removal experts at (616) 401-9176 to request a consultation today and start to breathe easy.

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Kennel Disinfection and Sanitizing

Kennel Disinfection and Sanitizing

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Providing the best Disinfection and Sanitizing service for your kennel or Dog Day care is our number one goal. It is extremely important to have a visibly clean and odor-free place where pet owners can leave a family member for a day, a week, or a month without any concerns for their health and well-being. Creating a healthy environment for your guests depends greatly in part on how well you clean and sanitize.

Since kennel owners naturally want their kennels to be clean, disinfected, and odor-free, kennels are subjected to frequent cleanings with a variety of harsh chemicals. 

Prevention and Control of Animal Disease and illness in kennels and dog Day cares can incorporate a number of activities. Vaccination is great way to protect animals from potential infection. The downside to vaccinations is they may not always prevent the animal from contracting the disease it was vaccinated against. Another issue with vaccines is that they are not available for many illnesses which animals may be exposed to. As with human infections in health care settings, the incorporation of multiple prevention measures needs to be implemented in kennels and Dog Day care settings. This would include the addition of an effective disinfection program to go along with the normal cleaning and proper animal handling procedures.

A problem which impacts many animal handling facilities is the fact that many of the buildings are quite large, making disinfection a huge task. Another issue is the limited manpower available to perform needed disinfection, and the danger of using harmful chemicals. Because of the factors mentioned above, ozone technology may prove to be a valuable disinfection tool. Ozone is not only an effective broad spectrum antimicrobial but because it is can be used in gaseous and liquid form it can give a complete coverage of all surfaces.

In veterinary hospitals / clinics, animal labs, pet shops, zoos and kennels, Ozone not only kills parvovirus, it acts as a fungicide, virucide, disinfectant and sanitizer, eliminating odors so well that the presence of animals is hardly even noticeable.

EcoVive provides kennel and Dog Daycare center disinfecting and sanitizing for owners that want to provide the best for their guests.

 

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Apartment odor removal Grand Rapids

Apartment Odor Removal 

Do you have an apartment rental business? You know how hard apartment odor removal can be. Do you dread when the tenants move out, especially if the tenants are smokers or have pets? You know how hard it is to get rid of pet smells in the carpet and the smell from the cigarettes, not to mention the everyday smell of cooking, and who knows what else.  You probably shampoo the carpets, wash everything and paint the walls. In a few days you go back and the carpet and apartment still smells. It seems impossible to get rid of the odors. Worse yet you probably have to tear out the carpets and replace all the carpets when a tenant moves out with pets. You don’t have to do that anymore. There is a way to remove even the worst odor and remove it for good.
How to remove odors in an apartment?

Don’t throw your money away with shampooing your carpets. You don’t even need to have new carpets put in. There is a natural way to rid the terrible odors in your apartments without chemicals and expensive tools. You can have the Natural Odor Removal & Air Purification done by the team of EcoVive. All the odors can be eliminated with our shock treatment ozone. We set up our machines in the apartment and the pet odors, along with any other odor, mildew or bacteria will be eliminated. If you have painted the apartment, then the paint odor will be removed too!

Our apartment odor removal treatment will not only remove all offensive odors that are left in the apartment, but will also kill any bacteria, mold, mildew, viruses and germs and leave the apartment smelling clean and healthy. You will be able to let future tenants know that you have taken this extra step to ensure they will have a healthy apartment when they move in.

Don’t Waste Money-Let EcoVive take care of your odor problems.

Don’t waste any more money trying to cover up the odors with shampoo cleaners, sprays and fragrances. These chemicals will only mask the odors, but not remove them. The pet odors will come back. You don’t want the new tenant to tell you the apartment smells like pets a week later do you?

Call EcoVive for a free consultation on odor removal in your Apartment complex. We cover the Greater Grand Rapids area.         616-401-9176

 

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Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Getting rid of cat urine smell

There’s an unwanted guest in your home. It welcomes you each time you enter a room; it even greets your guests. No, it’s not your beloved kitty; it’s the odor of her urine. You’re not stuck with this uninvited presence, though. There is a way to get rid of the smell.

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1. Remove as much urine as possible as soon as possible. The sooner you clean up the cat urine, the better the chance of it not being able to soak into the padding or underlayment if your cat has urinated on carpet. The Humane Society of the United States recommends blotting the area with an absorbent paper towel. This won’t get up all of the urine, but it will leave less of it behind for you to have to treat later.

If your cat has urinated on linens, clothing or drapes, wash them or have them dry-cleaned as soon as possible. The longer urine stays on fabric, the more stubborn its odor becomes. Detergents with baking soda or enzymatic additives are best for cleaning items that have urine odor. If the urine is on a wall or other hard surface, wipe it down with a wet rag.

2. Find ways to prevent future accidents. The more urine your cat adds to your home, the harder it’s going to keep the odor at bay. So the best way to fight this stench is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. This may include any number of methods:

  • Retraining your cat to use her litter box
  • Laying down disposable, absorbent pads (like puppy training pads) in an area she continues to mark
  • Having her spayed (or neutered, if a male cat)
  • Taking her to the vet for a check-up to see if she has any kidney or bladder problems
  • Treating her for anxiety, if that’s determined to be the cause of her urinating outside of her litter box
  • Cleaning out her litter box more often
  • Adding extra litter boxes if there is more than one cat in the household

If you have cat urine odors that will not go away, An Ozone treatment by EcoVive will eliminate the smell. We will come in and perform what is called a shock treatment This will completely remove any urine odor, (as long as it has not seeped into the padding or underlayment) or pet odor and improve the indoor air quality. .The ozone molecule binds with the odor molecule and oxidizes it, destroying the odor at its source.

If you have pet odor problems in Michigan, and want to eliminate them, give us a call today. 616-401-9176

Or visit our website to find out more.  eco-vive.com

Companionship with a cat can be rewarding — so can keeping a home. Don’t let urine odor ruin either experience.

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