Property Managers Secrets for Dealing with Real Estate Odors

what-is-ozoneWhen you consider all the ways that homes become “odorous” it is easy to imagine that a property manager has come across smells that bewilder the average person. Pet smells, mold and mildew, old dirty diapers and all sorts of stuff to offend the nose are common when folks move out of a property. Before the home can be shown and re-rented it is important to make it look and smell like new.

The first step a property manager must take is to clean the home, everything from the windows and walls to the ceiling fans and blinds need to be washed with a disinfectant and antibacterial cleanser. Opening the windows and shampooing the carpets will go a long way toward letting the home air out and smell a bit better, sadly this is a first step to dealing with real estate odors but not necessarily enough.

Some property managers choose to place bowls of vinegar or lemon juice in the property overnight. Lemon leaves behind a fresh fruity scent but doesn’t really eliminate the bad odors and vinegar does neutralized odors and the vinegar smell fades quickly leaving what appears to be fresh clean air.

But the next time the manager visits, to show the property there is likely still a lingering bad odor. This can be completely remedied by installing ozone producing machines. Ozone generators create ozone which is also known as activated oxygen. The ozone produces is a natural way to eliminate odors completely instead of just covering them up.

While these machines are similar to air purifiers or air filters the difference is that the machine creates ions which go forth and destroy odorous molecules while air purifiers have to cycle the air through the machine to clean it. Contact us to learn more about how ozone generators could be the answer to your bad odors.

Successful property managers get empty units filled quickly, in order to make this happen they have to know a bit about removing real estate odors, cleaning, and covering up scents only works to freshen the home temporarily, the only way to make sure the smells don’t reappear after a few days is to completely purify the air molecules with an ozone generator.

Stale Home Odor Control Calls for the Rainbowair 500 Series II

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A common misconception suggests that stale house odors occur in the room that holds the laundry hamper or the areas where teens hang out. In fact, it is common to walk into your home and be greeted by air that simply lacks freshness. Although there is not necessarily a bad smell, breathing in the air is unpleasant, and you feel self-conscious about inviting others into your home.

You may have attempted odor control in the form of scented sprays, candles or plug-ins. While these deodorizers briefly added a very distinct smell to your home, they failed to remove the stale smell that permeates your space. In an effort to combat the staleness in other ways, you probably cleaned the home, washed fabrics, removed uneaten foods and dusted everything.

Yet short of opening your windows every day for the time that you are home, you cannot keep the staleness at bay. In the winter, opening the windows is probably not a good option. Depending on where you are located in the country, it may also not be a good idea in the summer. Investing in Rainbowair 500 Series II machine for odor control can turn around the problem that you are experiencing.

This unit is a favorite of the hotel industry. It easily treats spaces of up to 5,000 square feet. Weighing only 12 pounds and providing you with a five-year warranty, this is the type of machine you can easily move and store as needed. With an output of 30 mg/hr to 500 mg/hr, you control whether you want the air to undergo cleansing during your absence or while at home.

The success of the machine’s method is due to the use of ozone. Whereas deodorizes simply add a scent to an already unpleasant smell in an effort to briefly overpower it, the Rainbowair 500 Series II destroys the gases causing the stale smell at the root. Whether the odor-causing elements hide in the ceiling material, the carpeting or the inside of cabinets, ozone bonds with the odor-causing molecules and destroys them.

The result of this odor control measure is the removal of stale air, not its cover up. In fact, breathing in after the machine has done its job will feel as though you had spent the entire day airing out the home – without opening even one window. Contact us today for more information on this and other units that control stale odors in your home or work environment.