4 odors lingering in your house + how Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you remove them!

4 odors lingering in your house + how Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you remove them!

Whether you’re a property owner who is moving to a new place, or you’re a property manager owning a property for a secondary income, dealing with odors after previous owners/renters have left the house can be stressful. Not everyone has the same habits when it comes to cleaning and maintaining a house, so when strong odors linger around, it’s important to tackle the source of the smell and properly clean the areas to rid the house of those annoying odors.


Strong odors are not only unpleasant, but they can have negative health effects, especially if you don’t know what kind of activities and lifestyle the previous owners had. Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you remediate houses and property from odors and strong, disgusting smells. There are usually biohazardous remnants that cause these odors; our specialists can determine the source of the smell and dispose of all biohazardous residue. 

We are sharing 4 of the most common odors lingering in your house or property, a few tips on how to minimize or eliminate them, and how Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you fully restore areas from these unpleasant odors.

Bio-One of Oceanside follows strict guidelines and procedures to properly dispose of biohazards and harmful odor remnants.

Odor in carpets - Some odors, like pet urine, linger around for long periods, even after the urine has dried. It goes the same for food spills and dead animals/organic matter. If the floor has carpeting, the best way to eliminate these odors is by removing the carpet (if it’s possible) wash it, and leave it out while you clean the floor with a proper disinfectant. 


If you can’t remove the carpet, be sure to vacuum the whole area. A helpful tip is to sprinkle a layer of baking soda, let it sit for a while before starting vacuuming. It will help neutralize smells. Be sure to spot-clean stains and spray the whole carpet with a solution of vinegar and water. Click here for a complete guide on how to clean carpets. 

If this becomes too overwhelming,  Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Our specialists can promptly determine the source of the smell in your house and they will focus on eliminating any dangerous remnants.



Musty smell, a hint of mold damage - If you perceive a smell of wet clothing/socks or an earthy scent, the property might be impacted by mold. In this case, it is best to leave it to professionals to take care of damaged and contaminated areas. Mold is associated with many respiratory health conditions, and leaving it unattended can deteriorate the property and cause further health complications like allergies and asthma.

Bio-One of Oceanside is a Micro Certified Mold Remediation Contractor, we can take care of any mold-related damage in your house or property. Using the latest technology, and professional-grade chemicals, we can contain areas and discard any items that may be damaged by mold. We also work with contractors and third-party companies to provide an honest insight on the root cause of mold damage and what you can do to prevent it, once we take care of it.


Nicotine stains on the wall exude unpleasant odors -  If the previous owners were smokers (some people do not respect the rules about non-smoking indoors) chances are there are nicotine stains on the walls. Tobacco smoke lingers to almost any surface (walls, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, fabric, upholstery) and if you don’t clean these stains, the odors will persist. 


You can always follow the typical cleaning procedures like vacuuming the surfaces to remove any particles and using ammonia to neutralize odors and remove stains. However, if you need help with cleaning the property and removing nicotine stains and smoke odors, Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you. 


For kitchen smells, vinegar and baking soda can help eliminate odors - The smell of food can be quite irritating. If you’re moving into a new place that smells like burnt toast or food, spraying vinegar on the countertops and all the surfaces (including walls) can help neutralize odors. Be sure to deep clean the kitchen area, look for any food leftovers inside kitchen cabinets and drawers (this way you’ll notice if there are rodent droppings and other pests waste in the kitchen).

Bio-One of Oceanside specialists will thoroughly look for the source of smell and take care of cleaning it a safe, timely manner.

Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you


If you’re dealing with unpleasant odors in your house or property, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. In most cases, people can’t be sure of what is causing the odors or what previous owners did in the property that is now causing these smells. We will make sure to track down the source and smell and, using professional chemicals, we will rid your property of these uncomfortable -and sometimes dangerous- odors.


We are proud to serve all of San Diego County, Southern Orange County, and surrounding communities: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall; we also serve the Southern Orange County area: San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, and Costa Mesa.


Give us a call at Bio-One: 760-429-0729. We offer FREE ESTIMATES for our services, and we are AVAILABLE 24/7, 365 days a year. 


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