An odor, or odour, is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds that are generally found in low concentrations that humans and animals can perceive by their sense of smell.
Odor is most prominent in environments where there is high temperature coupled with high humidity. Heat allows materials to expand which in turn allows odors to penetrate into those materials, making the odors more apparent.
Moisture in the atmosphere is also a factor in the growth of mould and mildew, which assists in the rotting process, which in turns lets out a damp or musty smell.
In more severe cases, odor-causing bacteria can penetrate into the carpets or fabric materials. In these scenarios, Lumiair offers several treatment options, such as deep-cleaning and extraction to remove odor-causing bacteria to contaminated carpet padding and affected surfaces.