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Commercial facilities may not smell very appealing for a number of reasons, and the problem can be a difficult one to tackle. It’s very important to address the issue before it gets any worse however, because bad smells don’t just linger in buildings, but they can also linger in the human mind for a very long time.

Research shows that our sense of smell is incredibly powerful, because our olfactory system is directly linked to the area of the brain that processes emotion and memory, unlike other senses such as sight and sound. Therefore, once a customer associates a place with a bad odor, unfortunately the negative impression can last and they will be unlikely to return.

Fortunately, odor control techniques have come a long way from the days of spraying some aerosol scent and hoping for the best. Here are some tips and suggestions on how best to tackle a bad odor in a commercial environment.

Identify the source of the odor

The first step is to identify the source of the bad smell. Common culprits include drains, restrooms, mold and mildew, and waste disposal systems. Sometimes, the problem can be solved with a thorough clean and flush out, followed through with a regular and vigilant cleaning routine. 

For more serious issues with drains or mold, it may be necessary to call in the professionals who will be able to get to the root cause of the problem, and have the correct resources to fix it. 

Invest in some odor control methods

Sometimes even the most well maintained buildings don’t always smell so great, maybe because of how they are used or where they are located. Stubborn smells of sweat or cooking may linger in gyms or restaurants for example, that even the most stringent cleaning regime cannot remove. 

It may be tempting to introduce a heavy artificial fragrance to try and mask the unwanted aroma, but this will not work in the long run, and is likely to create an even more unpleasant and unwelcoming effect. There is the danger of creating a toxic fug that not only smells repellent, but may even be a health hazard.

Professional odor control systems not only add a pleasant ambient fragrance of your choice, but they also contain ingredients that are proven to neutralise bad odors at a molecular level. They work by counteracting the malodorous molecules and rendering their scent undetectable to the human nose. 

Odor control products can help to eliminate a range of unwanted odors, including lingering cooking smells, restroom odors, mildew, and tobacco smoke. 

Add a customized fragrance to suit your business

Once the bad odor has been eliminated, then it’s important to choose the right fragrance to help with the marketing of your business. If you are not sure how to select the right scent, consider if you want a subtle ambient background scent, or a more targeted fragrance that will influence your customer’s mood and purchasing decisions.


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