When 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.