You can always smell when someone has smoked a cigarette inside. No amount of scrubbing or cleaning gets rid of it. That’s why renters, homeowners, and business owners in Monterey County, CA need professional help from Disaster Kleenup Specialists to get rid of that thirdhand smoke forever.
Here are some of the spots that carry the blame in your home or office:
- Clothing In Closets
- Curtains & Drapes
- Carpets & Couches
- Drywall & Hardwood Floors
Can You Get Sick From Thirdhand Smoke?
Unfortunately, when a smoker has occupied a home or building for any period, nicotine residue and other toxic chemicals can build up on surfaces and linger long after the smoker has left the premises.
From there, thirdhand smoke and smoker’s residue can have negative health impacts on the next inhabitants of the building. According to the Cleveland Clinic, thirdhand smoke can cause:
- Increased Chance Of Lung Cancer To Non-Smokers
- Permanent DNA Damage
- Higher Levels Of Carcinogens
- Liver Damage
Who Suffers The Most From Smoking Residue?
Anyone with the misfortune to walk through a room once inhabited by a smoker will breathe in chemicals and nicotine. However, while the bad smell affects everyone, some may suffer more consequences than others.
- Those Who Suffer From Chronic Conditions
- Those With Asthma
How Can I Remove Cigarette Smoke?
Some homeowners and business owners might try to clean their space themselves. Some DIY cleaning ideas may include:
- Repainting Walls
- Replacing Carpet
- Scrubbing Walls With Vinegar
- Carpet Cleaning
Because thirdhand smoke often builds up in surfaces (such as drywall and flooring) over long periods of time, it can be very difficult to remove. DIY methods will not remove the risk completely or eliminate that pesky smell.
Professional Nicotine Residue Removal Methods
Whether you have a generational home or an office space that has seen better days, layers of toxins and chemicals are no match for a professional cleaner. Our team takes removing thirdhand smoke very seriously. Some of the ways we scrape the smoke off your walls and floors include the following.
- Scrubbing All Hard Surfaces
- Heavy-Duty Sealant
- Deodorizing Agents (Thermal Fogging)
- Professional Duct Cleaning
- Ozone Treatment
Get Professional Help With Cigarette Smoke Removal
When it comes to removing smoke and nicotine residue, make sure the job is being done properly. Our professionals at Disaster Kleenup Specialists have the resources, tools, and experience needed to neutralize and thoroughly remove years of smoke buildup. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team to learn more or request your free service quote.