A note on Odors
With Pure Maintenance, your home or office is not only safe and protected from the health hazards brought on by dangerous mold, unwanted odors that linger as a side effect of mold are also remediated. Few people realize that the familiar "old-house" smell is really a symptom of persistent mold growth. Unlike traditional mold remediation solutions, Pure Maintenance's new technology is unique in its ability to reduce and eliminate stubborn, mold-related odors.
Additionally, other unpleasant odors can arise in an environment. Most smells and odors are considered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Mold also produces a type of VOC called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are metabolites (by-products) of the growth of molds. If you are genetically susceptible to mycotoxins, they can take a serious toll on your health, especially if your immune system is already compromised with an autoimmune condition. In fact, roughly one-quarter of the population has an immune response gene called HLA-DR1 that inhibits the clearing of mycotoxins from their body. Yet, under certain circumstances, toxic mold can have the same effect on people without a genetic predisposition as well.
Because our remediation process treats both surfaces and the air within your home, most odors and smells from mycotoxins and VOCs are also eliminated. We have found that vomit and cat urine odors (for example) are particularly challenging however, our process may still be helpful to eradicate these smells. We have also had significant success permanently removing smoke odor and other common indoor odors. Our specialty is removing odors associated with mold and the mycotoxins they produce.