It’s been a record summer so far in much of the country, but not necessarily in a good way. For many areas, this has been one of the wettest and highest-rain-producing summers on record.
For business owners, that means flood damage that goes beyond wet carpeting and damage to furniture.
Flood waters from overflowing rivers bring all kinds of pollutants with them. Those pollutants seep into the walls, the floor and everything that they touch. You may spend money and time drying everything out and replacing what was damaged, but you might have another problem: odor.
Water damage brings unpleasant odors. If you have spent any time in a musty basement you know the smell that we’re talking about.
Scent Is Important
We’ve talked before about how important the sense of smell is to people. The way something smells is tied to memory and mood. In short, having a place that smells good is healthier for all involved.
When heavy rains bring the flooding that we’ve seen this summer, one of the things that can really ruin a space is the smell that gets left behind.
Employees may not work as effectively or efficiently and customers are going to have a negative reaction walking into a place that smells bad. No one wants to sit in a building that smells dank and musty.
Odor Removal is Key
That’s why odor removal is so important. It goes by several names: scenting, odor removal, odor remediation, but it all means the same thing. It means getting rid of the offending odors, even after flood damage, so that your business is a place people want to work in and customers want to use.
Odor removal should seem natural. The smells need to cover the offending odors, but not completely overwhelm anyone who walks into the building. Scenting and odor remediation, when done right, is almost invisible. Customers, clients, employees feel better and may not even realize why, all the while their sense of smell is enjoying pleasant aromas.
Scenting Done Right
Ambius has proprietary methods of odor removal and scenting. The devices that we use feature patented spray scents. The droplets diffuse in the air, leaving a space smelling great without overpowering inhabitants or leaving wet stains. Plus, the ingredients used are green, safe and ecologically sound.
It’s not easy for businesses to deal with flood damage. What’s worse is spending the time and effort to make the repairs only to have the entire building smell bad. So, while the repairs to the structure are important, repairing the air inside the building should also be on your list.
If you have had flood damage and want to mask the musty odors and smells that come with it, contact an Ambius scenting expert today.