Growing cannabis in a commercial cultivation facility is an extensive, rewarding process. However, the smell of cannabis is potent, offending neighbors and heavily populated areas alike. Whether or not you like the smell of cannabis, it’s not everyone’s preference.
Formed by terpenes, an oil-producing compound, the scent is a prominent feature of the cannabis plant. Since terpenes affect ventilation in a commercial cultivation facility, cannabis businesses are in charge of maintaining their crops discreetly and according to local regulations.
To protect the quality of the potent cannabis plant, controlling its odor is crucial. Fortunately, you can reduce the smell of cannabis without sacrificing the potency of its strains.
How To Eliminate Odor
If you run a commercial cultivation facility and need to mitigate the pungent smell of cannabis to keep your neighbors and your cannabis plants happy, start applying odor control strategies immediately. Not only can these premium strategies keep your cannabis business afloat, but they won’t sacrifice the quality of your crops.
Here, we’re sharing several techniques you can implement in your grow facility for prime odor control.
Carbon Air Filtration
Carbon air filtration is one of the most common methods of odor control. By installing premium carbon air filters in your grow facility, you can filter out the pungent smell of terpenes. However, you must replace carbon filters regularly, which can become costly for large, commercial-scale businesses.
Another standard of odor control in the cannabis industry is regular air filters. Air filters ventilate odors and reduce the possibility of dangerous mold and dust particles entering a greenhouse environment. You may also consider High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filters, which are more costly but great for trapping dust and other harmful microorganisms.
To reduce the chemical smell behind cannabis, consider using odor neutralizers for your grow facility. Odor neutralizers target terpenes by fusing gels and oils to remove the strong scent from a growing environment. However, a disadvantage to using odor neutralizers in a commercial cultivation facility is that they mask strong smells rather than reduce them. Ultimately, most odor neutralizers are best used in smaller cultivation facilities.
Negative Air Space Control
Negative air space control combines the methods of carbon air filters and high-velocity fans. To keep the strong cannabis odor from permeating other areas of your large grow facility, you may want to consider using the prime method of negative air space control. However, this method requires a carbon air filter for maximum effectiveness.
Although many consider ozone generators a risky choice of odor control due to their toxicity to cannabis plants, you can still use ozone generators safely and efficiently in a cultivation facility. However, ozone generators are not a common method for combatting odor because of their warnings and complexities.
Why Eliminate Cannabis Odor?
Cannabis strains produce pungent smells in a cultivation facility. As a living cannabis crop increases in size, the strong smell may permeate outside areas, yielding official complaints from neighbors.
If the smell coming out of your cannabis facility is warranting complaints from neighbors in surrounding areas, you risk your business shutting down or your business license not getting renewed. These complications can make growing cannabis a difficult operation. And since the cannabis industry is not legal in all states, becoming conscious of the surrounding community’s needs creates a successful cannabis business.
Here at Vulcan Construction Group, we work directly with our clients to eliminate the possibility of strong odors exiting indoor cultivation facilities. We recognize the importance behind the surrounding community and neighbors of a cultivation facility, as well as local restrictions. Additionally, Vulcan Construction Group will work with cultivation facilities and crops of all sizes to keep businesses running smoothly.
Vulcan Construction Group specializes in crafting unique dispensary and cultivation facility designs. We offer state-of-the-art technology systems, including lighting, plumbing, irrigation, and solar, to ensure that your grow facility produces a premium quality harvest.
At Vulcan Construction Group, we believe that your cultivation facility should maximize its growth potential. If that means discovering multiple techniques for reducing the pungent odor of cannabis, then so be it. Based on your cultivation facility’s needs, we will provide you with plenty of future-proof air filtration methods to combat any strong odors without sacrificing the potency of your cannabis crop.
With over 12 years of professional experience in the cannabis industry, Vulcan Construction Group offers efficient, customized solutions to ensure that you have a modern facility to enjoy for years to come. We also make sure that your modern control systems operate efficiently, so you won’t require frequent system replacements for your cultivation facility.
Interested in working with Vulcan Construction Group for your next cultivation project? Schedule a free consultation with us today! Let’s take your commercial cultivation facility to the next level.