Odor Removal

Odor: A Lasting Impression

The last remaining evidence of a disaster situation is often the lingering odor. Water damage, fire/smoke damage, decomposition, mold … all these circumstances can lead to stubborn odors that can be difficult to expunge. Getting rid of that lingering reminder can be an arduous task that tries even the most patient person. The professionals at HRS are IICRC Certified Odor Control Technicians with the resources and knowledge to successfully mitigate the enduring smells that can accompany disaster restoration situations, allowing your home or place of business to return to normal as soon as possible.

Ensuring that the underlying cause of the odor is eliminated is the first step. We then tackle the odor using various processes, depending on the type and source of the odor. Methods we use include cleaning contaminated surfaces and soft goods, air scrubbers or negative air machines, heat application, thermal fogging, hydroxyl deodorization, high-level ozone deodorization, oxidizing agents, enzyme products, and more. Our experts will evaluate your situation and determine the most efficient and effective course of action.

Why Choose HRS’s Odor Removal Services?

HRS Restoration Services is Denver’s #1 odor removal company with nearly 25 years of experience. Our trained and experienced professionals use the latest technology and methods to eliminate odor from your home or business. 

Call HRS to schedule an appointment. The health and safety of your home or business are our priority. Call today and let us know about your odor removal needs. 

Odor Removal Process

When HRS Restoration Services arrives at your home or business, our professional team of IICRC Certified Odor Remediation Technicians evaluates the situation to determine the best course of action. Eliminating the underlying cause of the odor is the first step. 

Next, we employ different methods and tools depending on the type and source of the smell. Our methodology may include cleaning contaminated surfaces and soft goods, using air scrubbers or negative air machines, heat application, thermal fogging, hydroxyl deodorization, high-level ozone deodorization, oxidizing agents, enzyme products, and more.  


How does our sense of smell work?

Your nose houses olfactory sensory neurons and each of these has a single odor “receptor.” When the things around us discharge microscopic particles, those odor receptors are engaged and send signals to the brain. There are two routes to the olfactory sensory neurons: one is through your nostrils and the other is via the top of your throat.

Odor Removal FAQs

Over the past 25 years, we’ve learned a lot about odor control. To better serve our customers, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about odor. These questions range from the scientific causes of odors to practical concerns about how it takes to eliminate smells and how much it will cost. 

How Does Our Sense Of Smell Work? 

Smells begin as particles or chemicals floating in the air. Once they enter our nose and our nasal cavity, our mucus membrane filters the air before it reaches the olfactory membrane. The olfactory nerve transmits the information about the smell to our brains. For instance, if we smell something burning, we will look for the source of the smoke. 

What Causes Things To Smell? 

Organisms, alive or decaying, emit chemicals into the air. When these chemicals are inhaled, our brain interprets them and chooses how to react. There are nerve receptors inside our nose that interpret the smell. If a smell is releasing more molecules the stronger it will smell. 

For instance, mold releases gasses known as microbial volatile organic compounds or (MVOCs). Cigarette smoke is especially strong because of the chemicals added to the manufacturing process. Our team handles all kinds of odor control situations, even those involved in biohazard and trauma cleanup. We’ve got your odor elimination needs covered. 

What Is Involved In Odor Removal & Cleaning? 

HRS Restoration Services will assess and evaluate what is causing the odor and how best to remove it. The method will depend on the source of the smell or smells and ensuring that the source of the odor has been eliminated. 

Our trained and certified odor control experts use heat, suction, cleaning, disinfecting agents, and odor absorbing agents such as lime and charcoal to provide odor removal solutions for your home or office. 

How Long Does Odor Removal Take? 

If the conditions are optimal for odor elimination services, it will take less time to complete. For example, if there is adequate ventilation and the cause of the odor has been identified, the time to complete the process is shortened. Knowing the source of the odor determines what tools to use for the best success. 

Depending on how many smells there are to eliminate, a professional odor control team, like HRS, will be able to eliminate odors within a day or less. 

How Much Does Odor Removal Cost? 

The cost of a professional odor removal company in Denver depends on the tools used and the number of employee hours it takes to complete the process. For instance, eliminating smells trapped in carpet and underneath floors is more labor-intensive than eliminating smells from a one-time incident or death of an animal in your home or business. 

Cigarette smoke smell and smoke from a fire are very time-consuming to eliminate, especially when they’ve attached to soft surfaces like carpet or furnishings. Odor removal costs can range from a few hundred dollars per room to tens of thousands for an entire home or building. 

Call Us Today To Get Started!

HRS’s odor cleaning services team is experienced and trained in the latest odor eliminating technologies. Our expert crew has been trusted with professional odor removal services in Denver for nearly 25 years. We’re ready 24/7 to respond to your unique situation. 

Call us today for more information or to secure an appointment. A home or office free of odors is one that is free of potentially harmful chemicals so call now!

HRS Restoration Services – Denver

When disaster strikes, HRS’s 24 hour restoration services are here for your emergency cleaning and professional restoration needs. In addition to water extraction and water damage restoration, HRS offers the following emergency restoration services:

Water Extraction & Water Damage Restoration

Discovering water damage in your home or business—whether from a flood, a dishwasher malfunction, or a sewer backup—can feel devastating. And it can be a serious problem if not dealt with properly. In addition to causing damage, water can also spread contaminants that may lead to disease. A quick response to water intrusion is imperative due to the invasive properties of moisture:


Fire Damage & Restoration

A fire can be the most traumatic and devastating experience a home or business owner ever faces. In a best case scenario, it can cause minor smoke damage; in a worst case scenario, it can obliterate an entire structure. HRS will help you navigate these stressful circumstances and bring your property back to a safely inhabitable state. 

Mold Inspection, Testing, & Remediation

No homeowner or business owner wants to hear that they have mold. Mold spreads quickly and can cause severe respiratory problems, especially in infants, children, the elderly, and those with health issues. Depending on the extent of the mold, a property can even be declared uninhabitable due to the threat it poses to the health of the occupants.

Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos is commonly found in older buildings, both residential and. It can be found in numerous construction materials, including concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds, adhesive, and insulation. The US banned the use of asbestos in the manufacturing of most materials in 1978, which is why we assume properties constructed before 1980 could have asbestos present. However, it’s important to note that in our increasingly global marketplace, many building materials are imported from abroad, and not all countries have the same stringent guidelines as the US. Because of this, it is possible to come across asbestos in newer structures, especially commercial buildings.

The hazardous nature of asbestos abatement calls for professional remediation to ensure safe removal and disposal. HRS will extract all asbestos from your property to bring it back to a safely inhabitable space. Once the asbestos remediation is complete, our restoration team can rebuild the affected areas.

Reconstruction & Restoration

Handling a home or commercial property’s disaster situation requires both mitigating the issue and rebuilding the affected areas of the property. Once the emergency has been taken care of—whether it’s water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, trauma clean-up/bio-cleaning, or asbestos abatement—the property will need to be restored. This could include structural repairs, drywall, plumbing, electrical, and/or landscape replacement … just to name a few. As a fully licensed general contractor, we can provide these services to homeowners as well as commercial properties. Our work ranges from basic repairs to complex, multi-faceted projects.

Commercial Restoration

Dealing with a disaster situation at a commercial property type requires an additional skill set. Unlike a residence, commercial buildings have employees and, often, patrons that are affected by an incident such as a water event or smoke damage. HRS will provide the necessary remediation services efficiently and discretely.