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What Damages Smoking Can Cause in your Residential Home

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

During this time, the housing market is booming. Everyone is looking to get their home on the market or buy one. But, there are a few factors that can keep your home from selling well or selling at all. One of those is smoking. Smoking causes, well, smoke to infiltrate your home at every turn, and it is hard to penetrate those vapors to get them removed forever. Another reason smoking can be bad for your home is the fire damages it poses. Not only can the smoke damage your home, but the cigarette or cigar can actually pose harm to your home by a fire. 

Here is a little more in-depth on how fire damages and smoke damages can be the result of in-home smoking:

Fire Danger

Smoking can cause fire damage because they are literally 'on fire.' When a cigarette or cigar is left unaccounted for there are items that can be flammable that can create a disaster. When an open flame (such as a lit cigarette) touches in-home items like blankets, carpet, and couch fibers -- a fire is likely to occur when exposed. 

Resale Value

One of the hardest things to sell is a home that has been occupied by a smoker. The smell has been proven to be one of the toughest odors to fully remove from a home or business. Smoke smells can stay in cupboards, vents, ceilings, and other areas that are not simple fabric for years to come.

How to Clean

Smoke can be hard to get rid of once it is in your home. The best way to clean smoke is to make sure you are doing regular deep cleans. Another option is to call in a professional cleaning company to help rid your home of the smoke smell. SERVPRO® of Madison, Rockcastle, Garrard, & Lincoln Counties specializes in cleaning and has for many years. 

For more information on how deodorization works when it comes to cleaning your home of unwanted odors, call our office today at 859-623-0000.

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