Odors and Structural Pasteurization

Sanitize your Building with Heat


Heat does many things, but one important process is that it applies the theories of pasteurization to structures. Pasteurization dates back to the mid-1800s with the concepts applied by Louis Pasteur. Pasteur determined that by heating food products to a temperature of approximately 60ºC (140ºF) for several minutes, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, molds and yeasts in the food would be reduced to levels that would no longer cause spoilage to the food or be harmful to the health of the consumer. Pasteurization improved shelf-life of food products and more importantly, provided reduced levels of contamination allowing for safe consumption without damaging the food product. Today, heat treatment uses the same principles for structures. Structural pasteurization is a process in which the temperature of a building or portion of a building is increased to a level that will reduce the targeted organisms to acceptable levels while minimizing damage to the structure.

Structural Pasteurization for Odors with Heat

Structural Pasteurization for Mold with Heat

There are many odors in a structure. One of the difficulties with understanding odors is that everyone perceives them differently. Each person’s sense of smell is unique and smell perception varies from person to person. Odors are the result of airborne chemical particles that are breathed or inhaled that stimulate odor receptors in our nose.

Are Odors Harmful?

Not all odors are harmful, some just smell bad. Some odors found in the home are just nuisance smells, but many may be harmful. Other odors are pleasant and often sought after, such as flowers or perfumes. However, even pleasant odors may be harmful. There are many people sensitive to perfume smells.

Health effects from odors will vary depending on the frequency, duration and the concentration of the odor. The most common symptoms or complaints are eye, nose, and throat irritation as well as headache, nausea, hoarseness, sore throat, cough, chest tightness, nasal congestion, palpitations, shortness of breath, drowsiness, and mood changes. Most of these sympt

Heat Treatment

  • Kills Mold even in inaccessible cracks and voids.
  • Kills Bacteria that may be affecting your health.
  • Kills the Insects that can spread mold in buildings.
  • Helps dry out the affected area.
  • Reduces annoying and irritating odors.