What Is That Odor in My Home and Do I Need Odor Removal?

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At RestoreX we are experts in locating and eradicating unwanted odors in your home or business. Our main office is in Petaluma, CA and we service Hayward, Oakland, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Vallejo, and Walnut Creek, California.

No matter if the odor is coming from inside or outside our experts can identify and eliminate the odor. The odor will not simply be masked, but treated and eradicated. In this post, we are going to cover some of the most common odors you may experience in your home.


Bathroom Odor

If you have an irregular odor coming from your bathroom it may be time to contact RestoreX. Your plumbing system may be clogged, as well as your venting system. You may also have a broken pipe which should be urgently attended to so you don’t incur water damage.


Fishy Smell

Many don’t know that this smell is often associated with electrical components burning. You may have faulty outlets, damaged wires, the wrong breakers or fuses, overheated shielding, or a number of other electrical failures. 


Egg Smell

Roughly 50% of homes in the United States have natural gas lines running into their house for their stoves, ovens, dryers, and more. Since natural gas is normal free of smell, gas companies add an unpleasant smell in the event of a gas leak. Should you ever smell this, immediately leave the home and don’t use any lights or other electronics to avoid starting a fire.


Wet Dog

If you smell the very recognizable smell of a wet dog, and you don’t own a dog, you may be smelling other animals that give off a similar scent. RestoreX in Petaluma, CA can help you identify the smell, and it may be squirrels, racoons, or rats, as they give off a similar odor. These animals can be dangerous on multiple fronts. These animals can bite and may have rabies. They may also have worms or other diseases that can be spread to other pets that may be in your home.


Dirty Sock Smell

If you smell something reminiscent of dirty socks, you may need to look to RestoreX’s odor removal services to check your heating system. It is common for this smell to originate from a buildup of bacteria on the coils of your heating system. These coils typically experience some level of condensation which cultivates bacteria growth. 



A general smell of must or mildew generally is a sign of mold growth in the home. RestoreX can not only identify the odor with their odor removal services, but also offers a mold remediation service. You can typically expect this odor to spawn from a moist environment like a basement, bathroom, or laundry room.


Ready To Get Rid of Unwanted Odors Once and For All?

If you’ve suffered property damage or just notice an unpleasant odor in your home or business, call RestoreX in Petaluma, CA right away to schedule your odor mitigation service. We know what to use and when to use it to eliminate your odors for good. 

Call us today and get your service scheduled – 844-MADE-WHOLE (844-623-3946).