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Skunk Deodorization in your Saratoga Home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

You know the smell as soon as it assaults your nostrils. That nauseating scent causes you to reach for a tissue, napkin or anything to cover your mouth and nose. It’s bad enough when you’re driving along roads and it forces you to roll up your windows. Can you imagine that offensive aroma in your home? We can and we know how to handle the situation.

Firstly, many people are not aware that skunk deodorization could be covered by insurance. Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County first to assist you when talking with insurance to have it at least partially and potentially all of the costs covered if you decide to file a claim.

Typically, calls pertaining to skunk deodorization range from: 

1. “I let my dog out and he got sprayed by a skunk and came back in and rubbed against our carpet and upholstery and it smells horrible.”

2. Skunks are known to spray under a house - wherever their nest or living space is located. They could also spray in a crawl space for any number of reasons.

3. The skunk is simply near your house and the smell is pulled in through the air duct or in cracks found near doors and windows.

We’ve heard it all and we know how to handle all of these situations and more! Our first step is to remove the source - I.e. the skunk. We do not recommend you doing this yourself so definitely call an animal professional!

Our second step is to determine what needs to be cleaned - furniture, carpet, clothing. The spray oils can cover multiple surfaces and they will all typically need to be cleaned. Also, if insulation in a crawl space has been affected, it may need to be replaced.

SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County uses proven technology for deodorization allowing them to not just mask the odor but completely eliminate the problem at its source. In the past, this process could take several days, but with this technology, this process can be fixed in a much more timely fashion...even as short as one day in some circumstances. 

If you need SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County to handle your skunk stink, SERVPRO will properly ventilate your home to ensure you and your family return to a clean and safe environment. 

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