Odor Removal

VOCs are of concern as both indoor air pollutants and as outdoor air pollutants. However, the emphasis of that concern outdoors is different from indoors. The main concern indoors is the potential for VOCs to adversely impact the health of people that are exposed.

 

Volatile Organic Compounds are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids.

 

VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.​

Health effects may include:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation

  • Headaches, loss of coordination and nausea

  • Damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system

  • Some organics can cause cancer in animals, some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans.

Key signs or symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs include:

  • conjunctival irritation

  • nose and throat discomfort

  • headache

  • allergic skin reaction

  • dyspnea

  • declines in serum cholinesterase levels

  • nausea

  • emesis

  • epistaxis

  • fatigue

  • dizziness

 

The ability of organic chemicals to cause health effects varies greatly from those that are highly toxic, to those with no known health effect.

As with other pollutants, the extent and nature of the health effect will depend on many factors including level of exposure and length of time exposed. Among the immediate symptoms that some people have experienced soon after exposure to some organics include:

  • Eye and respiratory tract irritation

  • headaches

  • dizziness

  • visual disorders and memory impairment

Proper personal protective equipment should be worn at all times in situations where pollutants are higher then normal levels.  Restoring your property to the livable original condition it was in before the odor arrived is our main goal when odor treating a home/business.  We have the high tech equipment and trained personnel to handle any odor removal situation.

 

For more information or a F.A.Q On V.O.C's please check out our Unattended Death Page.