It makes sense scientifically why dead animals smell so terrible, but that doesn’t mean that you want to have this odor anywhere near or inside your home. As soon as an animal has died it will begin to decompose. Fluid inside the body will drain to the lowest point, which will cause discoloration and muscle stiffness. The pH of the body will change, causing the cells to start to break down. Without a natural defense, microorganisms will attack and break down any oxygen that is in the body. It is the breaking down of cells that causes such a bad smell that is so easily recognizable. When the body has finished decomposing or there aren’t any fluids left in the body, the smell will disappear, but this process can take months if the animal is particularly large, leaving many people wondering how to get rid of dead animal smell. The easiest way to get rid of the smell is to move the carcass to another location, but this task isn’t always easy. Animals can hide in small places before they die, making it difficult to find and remove their bodies.
It’s only by trusting an expert to find where the animal body is located that you can make sure that it is removed. Otherwise you may knock down part of your wall or rip up some flooring only to discover that you are looking in the wrong place. Experts can locate and remove a carcass quickly and easily, but fluids and microorganisms can remain behind. Without getting rid of all of these microorganisms and fluids you will still have a foul odor to deal with. The area has to be cleaned with a special enzymatic wash and all wood, insulation, or drywall that has been saturated needs to be removed and replaced.If porous material can’t be removed, it needs to be treated with a drying enzymatic cleaner. Moist or very wet areas will hold a smell for longer and need special treatment. Some people may have success with home remedies when they are looking for how to get rid of decaying animal smell
but processed materials are a better option. Baking soda and bleach may work for a short time but the odor can return or you may end up causing harm to your home. Using hydroxyl processors is the best way to get rid of the smell completely without damaging your home. They are able to break down any odor molecules that are on surfaces or in the air and remove them, although you will still have to apply cleaning agents directly to the maggots or fluids left behind. While nature will eventually remove a dead animal smell or animal urine smell, the process can take a long time. This is especially true if you are dealing with rodent smells, as there are often many animals that will have to decompose before the smell will disappear.The only way to get rid of the smell is to remove the body. Some home cleaners and candles can combat odors, but area sprays will generally only add to the smell in your home. Dehumidifiers will help to combat the odor if you live in a particularly humid environment. By combining a number of methods you can usually treat the odor in your home.
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From small rodents to large deer or dogs, if you have an animal carcass to deal with, you will want to call a professional to come and provide you with service. Most people do not understand the precautions that need to be taken.If there is a dead animal in or around your home, you need to have a professional come and remove the body. Once the body begins to decay, the smell can be unbearable. Since animals will often crawl into small and enclosed spaces to die, it can be difficult to find their carcasses. Using flies and smells can help you narrow down their location, but only a professional will be able to reliably locate where the animal carcass is, especially if it is of a very small animal, such as a mouse or a chipmunk. You can read more about how to find a dead rodent in your home here.
My husband and I recently purchased a condominium apartment which has a few severe issues. Firstly, it had yellow nicotine covered ceiling, walls and air vents. Secondly, there was extensive soiled broadloom throughout. The odor in the dwelling was a sickly combination of nicotine, animal waste, and extreme mustiness due to the animal refuse/waste.
The previous owner was a chain smoker. She resided in this 2,400 square foot, three level condominium for just over 13 years. The areas most affected by the nicotine were the kitchen, dining room and the family room. Further, the dwelling was vacant for over one year. This resulted in the nicotine, animal excrement and dirt compounding over time and spider webs and a thick layer of dust had visibly accumulated on the ceilings and walls.
We started by scrubbing every surface. The ceilings once cleaned were still yellow and the nicotine odor was still very strong. One could not spend much time there without one's eyes starting to burn and itch. We then spray painted all the ceilings with an oil based paint and subsequently painted every surface of the dwelling. Unfortunately, the nicotine odor was still quite heavy. We then removed the entire broadloom and under pad. We cleaned the cement floor with a special cement-cleaning product before installation of the new under pad and broadloom. Unfortunately, even after we completed all this, the odor was still there. Cleaning, painting and installing new broadloom throughout had still not solved the air quality issues we were facing.
The furnace and ventilation systems were a major concern. How could we clean and solve the areas we could not physically access? Along came The Boss. I had heard about the hydroxyl technology from a friend. Clearly, no matter how much we cleaned, scrubbed, painted or replaced, there was no way that anyone could reside here unless all the odor and bacteria were totally removed.
The Boss, a non-contained Hydroxyl Generator is easy to use and quiet. We ran the unit with and without the air conditioner on as we wanted the air going through the vents to eliminate the odor and bacteria there as well. We ran The Boss for a period of two to three days on each level of the three level condominium apartment. The Boss was miraculously successful in solving our air quality problem. The condominium apartment not only looked clean but also felt and smelled clean.
It was evident that even though we scrubbed, painted and replaced all the old flooring, without the help of The Boss, we would have never been able to achieve the level of clean air quality we required. The odor and bacteria were all eliminated. I can only imagine the multitude of applications this product could be used for. It is light, easy to move and is quiet to operate. Thanks to The Boss, we were able to complete our restoration.
Thanks for bringing such a great product to market!
Whilst writing, there has been a development since our telephone conversation that I would like to
share with you.
Sometime ago, I am assuming last week with all this heavy rain, my basement Cold Room/Storm Shelter had flooded out, it was full of contents and they had been sitting in water for some time. That coupled with the lack of air flow and humidity, caused everything to go moldy and there was visible mold on the floor, walls and ceilings.
We emptied this room of its contents and disposed of what was damaged beyond repair. We conducted
a cleanup and installed drying equipment and fans and once dried the mildew smell in this room was
So I took the initiative to use the loaner machine which Hydroxyl Environmental had provided our group. As previously mentioned I set the Boss Generator machine at high and added a couple of air fans to move the hydroxyls around the room. Within 2 days the mildew odor had completely been removed.
I personally am now totally sold on this product and its effectiveness in remediation and odor control.
I have copied our technical staff in on this email advising that my family and I were present throughout the use of this machine with no ill effects.
So to summarize, many thanks for the use of this machine, I am happy to share its success with our
many branches across Canada and help to recommend your product. There is no doubt it looks like
Hydroxyl generators and their effectiveness are the way forward.
Once again many thanks.
Major National Canadian Restoration Firm
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.