Cannabis Cleanup FAQs
Q. Will the odor return?
A. The most important thing to do when deodorizing a property is to remove the odor's source. We mostly commonly are asked to deodorize a property after a building's sale, in which case the plants are already removed. Once the plants (the source) have been removed, and we have completed the full PremierPure deodorziation process, the odor will not return. If plants have been returned to a deodorized building, then yes, the odor will return. We recommend only deodorizing after plants have been removed from the property permanently.
Q. Do you use chemicals?
A. "Chemical" is a frequently used word with a dirty connotation. By definition, water is a chemical because it is created and used in chemical processes. By this definition, YES, we use chemicals products. The majority of the products we use are EPA Registered and hospital grade products. These products are specifically designed for mold removal and disinfection. Most of our processes are safe enough for the occupants to remain in the building during the time of service.
Q. Why not use bleach?
A. It is a common misconception that bleach kills mold. It does not. Most frequently, the use a bleach actually encourages further mold growth making the problem worse. Please click on our "Top 10 Common Mold Myths" for more information.
Q. My handyman says he'll remove mold, why can't he do it?
A. Our background is in the safe and effective removal of mold contamination. We follow IICRC S520 standards of practice. This includes the use of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), HEPA Air Scrubbers and Filtration devices, HEPA Vacuums, and cutting tools specifically designed to minimize mold contaminated dust. Our team is trained to clean potentially hazardous mold and prevent cross contamination. We also have specific pollution insurance endorsements so you know you're fully protected. Does your handyman have these specialized tools, the training and experience, and the insurance that backs his work?
Q. My home smells, and I think it's in the carpets, can't those be cleaned?
A. While it's true cleaning carpets can help deodorize a property, it likely won't eliminate all of the odors. Our PremierPure deodorization evaluation takes into account these soft porous materials in addition to several other areas of concern that can hold an odor long term.