Eliminate all sorts of odors with heat
by Tommy Underhill
February 2, 2019
At one time or another, I’m sure each of us has walked into a room and said, “Yuck! It stinks in here!”
That odiferous room might have been
- a hotel or motel room
- a room with the overpowering reek of dog urine or cat urine
- an apartment or house for rent
- a college dorm room
- church pews and carpets
- a infant’s room where a diaper got lost behind the dresser
- a hoarder’s house
- a motel room smelling of stale cigarette smoke
- a house or condo being listed for sale
- a teenage boy’s room that smells like teenage boy
- a summer camp cabin
- a room that just smells musty
- a condo where a dead body putrified for three weeks and created a biohazard of potentially toxic bacterial colonies
Yes, even that last item on the list can’t stand up to GreenTech Heat.
The thermal pest eradication process was applied to disinfect a postmortem bacterial contamination in June of 1999. Precision Environmental heat treated a Costa Mesa, California condo where the owner had died and the body had remained in situ for 25 days.
Bacterial samples were taken before and after heat treatment. I’ve included the bulk viable microbiological analysis report below.
Prior to the treatment, Forensic Analytical Laboratories determined 101 bacterial colonies and 129,000 cfu/g (Colony-Forming Units per Gram) of bacterial contamination. After treatment, the laboratory measured one bacterial colony with 2,100 cfu/g of contamination. The two-day heat treatment resulted in a 98.4% reduction in bacteria in the condo.
The smell produced by a decaying body is one of the most offensive odors we can encounter. The GreenTech Heat process killed nearly all the bacteria (both odor-generating and scent-neutral bacteria) which would have prevented future odors from forming. The convected heat from a Titan propane heater penetrated all surfaces and furnishings at the scene which denatured the odiferous molecules. Flushing the condo with two-day’s of 5,000 cfm of heated airflow generated by our Titan heater drove odiferous compounds from the structure and replaced the air within the condo many times.
We developed the GreenTech Heat technology to be efficacious against all forms of insect pests. Dr. Mike’s statement that “every living organism has a thermal death point” applies to every living organism— insects, as well as bacteria. Give us a call. We are ready to help or consult with any unique applications.