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Ridding a Home of Cigarette Smoke

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

There are many reasons why smoke remediation can become necessary.

It is a fact that cigarette smoking throughout the country has steadily declined in the past decade or so, but plenty of people still light up on a regular basis in Peoria, AZ, and elsewhere. The odor of cigarettes is displeasing to many people, and once it has permeated a living space, thorough home deodorization can be difficult without the assistance of professionals.

Why and Where Smoke Permeates a Space

A prime reason that smoke takes hold of a living space is the long list of chemicals that are used to manufacture cigarettes. Once the cigarette is lit, the chemicals rise through the air and circulate from the heat it generates. Many of the chemicals are solvents, and they are responsible for the tar deposits that create the odors. Cigarette smoke can cling to the following surfaces and require home deodorization:

• wood, laminate and other hard surfaces
• rugs and carpets
• curtains and other window treatments
• upholstered furniture
• painted walls and ceilings

How the Remediation of Smoke is Accomplished

Ridding a home of unwanted odors from cigarettes depends on the materials involved. Wood, hard surfaces, walls and ceilings can be professionally cleaned with eco-friendly materials. After a thorough cleaning, sealing primer over paint can lock in smells and prevent them from returning. Carpets, rugs, and upholstery will require deep steam cleaning. Curtains and pillows that cannot be washed will have to be dry cleaned or replaced.

There are many reasons why smoke remediation can become necessary. Perhaps you or a housemate have kicked the habit and wish to freshen up the house. Perhaps you have purchased or inherited the home of a smoker. Perhaps a house guest or tenant has left lingering odors from a smoking habit. Whatever the cause, it is reassuring to know that home deodorization specialists stand ready to set things right again. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROpeoriawestglendale.com/

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