Rotted Food Odors Can Cause Challenges in Montgomery Restaurants and Businesses | SERVPRO® of Montgomery
Is Your Restaurant or Business Repelling Customers Because of Foul Odors?
After significant storm damage or other catastrophes, breakdowns in the electrical grid are common. Businesses that feature food service or storage can suffer from the devastation decomposing food brings to the crisis. Freezers, refrigerators, and walk-in coolers full of food and beverages eventually warm to the point where the contents begin to rot, emitting a noxious smell. We have a range of professional-grade solutions to eliminate these odors.
The aftermath of severe storms, hurricanes, and tropical depressions, include serious water damage from flooding and storm surge. High winds and excessive water knock out power. It can take many days or even longer to obtain the all-clear to enter affected buildings. Stores of rotting food spawn a overwhelming cleanup and an even more stubborn odor problem in Montgomery. Our commercial restoration crews have experience with these challenges, employing advancements in odor eliminating equipment to entirely remove the malodors.
Foods and beverages provide microbes always present in the environment with a robust source of nourishment. Molds and other organisms serve a purpose outdoors when they break down materials. The consequences of this natural process shock when a restaurant, wholesale or retail grocery, or event center displays appliance after appliance of decomposing food, the organic matter a horribly smelling feast for spores growing into microbial colonies. SERVPRO production managers assess the scene and determine if any other freezers or refrigerated units can be salvaged. Even when the appliances are junked and the areas thoroughly cleaned, the smell will linger.
Our Odor Eliminating Process and Experience
We have success in these circumstances when we add hydroxyl generators to the odor-neutralizing mix. Our SERVPRO began employing this technology 10 years ago and find it not only to be highly effective but also a workable solution when we team with commercial customers that need their business to continue operation during the restoration phase. A large resort and an IT headquarters are two of the business we assisted with odor control while guests continued vacations and a major conference went forward as planned. The hydroxyl generators were a crucial piece of our restoration and odor elimination plan.
How Hydroxyl Generators Work
Hydroxyl generators disperse molecules that seek out odor-bearing particles. They effect elimination of unwanted smells by breaking apart the chemical bonds of the odorous compounds. Hydroxyls occur naturally outdoors when ultraviolet rays from the sun encounter water vapor. SERVPRO invested in hydroxyl generators to replicate this process indoors. The machines can be positioned in inconspicuous places to do the task of odor elimination quietly. Unlike ozone machines that require temporary evacuation during operation, hydroxyl generators are safe to use around people and pets.
SERVPRO of Montgomery is Here to Help
Rotting food is a common source of seemingly intractable odors after freezing and refrigeration fail in a commercial setting. SERVPRO of Montgomery has the technology and the technicians to eliminate the odors. Call 334-284-1612 to schedule an evaluation of your odor elimination needs.