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HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE AUGUST 2018 Published exclusively for clients of DNA Pro Cleaning & Restoration In This Issue Deodorization... How the pros do it Hiking the scenic Appalachian Trail For grads: Best places to start career Electrical safety around swimming pools Recipe: Grilled Marinated Shrimp Client Testimonials Moneywise AUGUST IS Family Fun Month 703.520.5060 www.dnaproclean.com Deodorization... How the pros do it “What’s that smell?” We have all had the experience of walking into a room or building only to be greeted by an unpleasant odor. They may range from mildly annoying to downright putrid. Besides being embarrassing, malodors are also a cause real for concern. Unpleasant odors are sometimes an indication of a potentially infectious, hazardous or unsanitary condition. Bad odors can also cause psychological or emotional stress and even physical discomfort. the cause. If the odor comes from a dead animal, you must find the carcass and remove it. If the odor is from a pet accident, we must first locate the deposit and remove it from the carpet and other surfaces before we can treat the offending odor. The same applies to odors from smoke, cooking, mold and mildew, etc. Spraying deodorants and perfumes simply masks odors temporarily. Odor masking is not effective for long-term deodorizing success. Effectively eliminating odors requires an understanding of the principles of deodorization. The type of odor neutralizer and application process must be chosen based on the source of the odor, type of materials affected and the degree of odor penetration. To avoid a recurrence of the malodor, we use the following procedures: Step 2: Clean the affected area to remove any remaining odor-causing residue. Actually, cleaning is just a continuation of source removal. Start cleaning in the source area and work outward until all residues are removed. Residues can be sticky or oily residues, crystallized materials or dust and soot. The type of residue and the material you are cleaning determines the cleaning method. For instance, removing soot from a brick wall requires different cleaning agents, tools and techniques than removing soot from silk drapes. Depending on the odor, source removal and meticulous cleaning may be all that is required. If not, we move on to the next step. Step 1: Find and remove the source. Odor is an effect. Since every effect has a cause, our first challenge is to find and remove Step 3: Recreate the conditions of penetration. This is where specialized equipment is often required. For example, Continued on next page }