Odor Removal in San Francisco

Odor Removal in the San Francisco and Los Angeles Regions

Here at A-1 Certified Environmental Services, we are experts at odor identification and removal. We will help identify the source of the offensive odor and use our state-of-the-art equipment to remove the persistent smell.

Our professional staff have the best training and equipment to detect and eliminate these odors. By identifying the root cause of the odor and defining the conditions in which it started, the odor can often be eliminated over time without a trace. It’s extremely important to completely eliminate these odors rather than simply attempting to disguise them with a more pleasant scent.

We are now using the latest and most effective Hydroxyl generators which are the most effective odor removal tools used by restoration professionals. Previously, contractors used equipment like ozone generators, but safety concerns and damage to property have encouraged many professionals to look for safer and more effective odor removal treatments. Nowadays, Hydroxyl generators have been used in thousands of situations to remove a wide range of smells and odors.

A short-list of some of these odors include those produced by:

  • Fire Damage
  • Almost all VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Smoke Odors
  • Second-hand or Third-hand Cigarette Smoke
  • Water Damage / Flooding
  • Mold Situations
  • Musty Odors (possibly due to mold formation)
  • Pet Odors
  • Chemical Odors
  • Mildew or Fungus Smells
  • Bacterial Odor
  • Sewer / Sewage Backup
  • Decaying Animals (in the loft, under floorboards or behind walls)
  • Formaldehyde Smells
  • Fuel Spills
  • Chemical Spills
  • Trauma Scenes

We take care of the many other situations where odor removal is a critical part of the restoration and remediation process. Our experienced renovation team has years of experience responding to residential and commercial property damage, whether it be fire, smoke, mold, or water damage. We will respond promptly to any emergency situation you find yourself in. Don’t worry: our team will be able to assess your situation and successfully manage all phases of the deodorization process.

Common areas that where you may have issues with strong smells are:

  • Basement
  • Bathroom
  • Garage
  • Pet Zone
  • Storage Area
  • Attic (especially if there have been any undetected leaks)
  • Air Ducts
  • Kitchen

You should ensure your environment stays safe and healthy which is why we especially recommend VOC testing. If VOC's prove to be an issue in your home or commercial space, we definitely recommend you have the odor removed as soon as possible.

Odor Removal / Reduction - Los Angeles

Odor Removal / Reduction - San Francisco

VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are a kind of chemical that gets circulated in the air through burning fuel, evaporating chemicals and can become dangerous when they take the form of a gas or vapor. They can be toxic to inhale, and long-term contact can cause considerable health concerns if not identified and remediated. A few common causes of VOCs include:

Gas stoves, candles, or grills
Cleaning products that contain vinegar, alcohol, or acetone
Manufactured furniture and laminate floors
Paints, glues, plastics, and resins

There are a number of other sources of VOCs in your home that you should watch out for to lower your risk. Because there are so many sources of VOCs used every day in the home, it's also important to undertake testing to ensure your household isn't negatively affected by VOC’s.

Our Hydroxyl (OH) generators are used to reduce odors and break down volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor environments. Hydroxyls are known to react with as many as 5,000 different chemicals and compounds and remove a very wide variety of odors and VOCs. They remove almost all harmful toxins, chemicals, bacteria, and mold from indoor environments leaving the air fresh and odorless.

Our Hydroxyl equipment can be used to solve almost all indoor odor related problems. Our systems use modern day ‘green’ technology to deliver the most efficient and economical solution to reduce odors, decontaminate surfaces and purify the air. We will cover all your needs from residential and commercial all the way to industrial applications.

Hydroxyls are completely safe, naturally occurring molecules. In nature, they are produced when the ultraviolet rays of the sun react with water vapor from the air. This is a process that continually occurs in our atmosphere. Our system uses technologies that exploit multiple UV light wavelength ranges which combine with air humidity to create Hydroxyls. Once the hydroxyls are created, they destroy all the odor molecules, bacteria, viruses, mold, VOCs, and other chemicals. Hydroxyls are completely safe to breathe and will not damage or compromise any materials. They are eco-friendly and remarkably effective for a broad range of purposes especially for fire and flood remediation.

It should be noted we are solely renting out this equipment for your use. If you’d like more detailed information, you can refer to the public datasheet that will provide you with all the specifics regarding the equipment. Here is the direct link to this information.


Any kind of strong odor can cause extreme discomfort. Even if you are not sure of what's causing the smell don't hesitate to contact us at: 888-217-2719. We will be happy to visit your home or office building to investigate the cause of the problem.

In addition to San Francisco and Los Angeles, we also serve the surrounding communities, including: Long Beach, San Jose, Santa Ana, Oakland, Anaheim, Sacramento, Irvine, and Huntington Beach.

Odor Removal in the San Francisco and Los Angeles Regions