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Debunking Odor Myths

Debunking Odor Myths

Odors are invisible nuisances. You can’t always tell where they originate or track them down, but you smell them. Sometimes, odors can even be a sign of something more harmful. Are there signs to pay attention to, what causes the odors, and how are they removed?


Some common signs of odor damage include: 

  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • dizziness or nausea
  • Wheezing
  • Irritation to your eyes, nose, throat, or lungs


Fire and smoke can cause odors that linger many days after the disastrous event. You could be breathing these particles in while trying to restore your home. Any water leakage that happens in or around your home can lead to mold. Mold spores and mildew can create a musty smell or odor to tell you there is a problem to handle. Sewage and other biological sources assault your nose like no other distinctive stink you can describe. They also can contain harmful pathogens and dangerous bacteria you want to clean up immediately.


Odor removal can take up to three treatments to fully rid the area of the smell. The factors include source, intensity, and type of odor. Depending on the size of the space, each treatment should take anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours to complete. Proper ventilation, equipment, and EPA-approved products ensure the best results for neutralizing every bit of stench.

At LM Companies, we understand how disruptive and uncomfortable offensive odors can be. Whether it’s a smoke smell from fire damage or an unpleasant odor caused by biological contamination, our experienced technicians are here to help! We don’t just mask the problem – we identify its source and use specialized equipment coupled with powerful yet safe products designed to penetrate surfaces to eliminate unwanted smells. 

Contact us today to begin the process of restoring your commercial property from odor in Northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cleveland, Stow, Hudson, and Cuyahoga Falls.