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How to Deal with Skunk Odor

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

skunk in grass with servpro logo Call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson for skunk odor removal at 417-724-0084

It is not uncommon to see skunks wandering around in Southwest Missouri this time of year.  Skunks are usually not a problem unless one gets trapped in the crawlspace of your home, when this happens the smell can permeate the house and everything in it. Skunk spray is not easy to get rid of it is an oily compound that is rich in sulfur. Sulfur atoms have a way of bonding with other atoms, and this makes it much harder to eliminate the smell.

 This leaves the big question how to get rid of the skunk smell?  This is where you will need a professional’s help.  SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson will start by locating and removing the source if needed, identify each item that needs to be treated, remove any affected insulation in the crawlspace, ventilate the area by using air movers. We use SERVPRO’s bio-odor neutralizer on the affected areas, this completely eliminates the smell and does not just mask it.   Inside the home we remove all filters from the HVAC system, ventilate the air ducts and structure and pull in as much fresh air as possible.

 If you find your home has been invaded by these stinky creatures, we recommend you Call animal control or pest company that can relocate the skunks.  Clean up any pets that may have been affected. And Call SERVPRO of Nixa/Branson at 417-724-0084 to get the process going as quickly as possible. For more tips on odor removal visit our website.

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