Solving Smoke Odor Problems In Your Home

By Justin Gallagher

Smoke damage does not only result from house fires. This type of damage can also create a lasting and negative impact on a home from long-term exposure to tobacco smoke, cooking mishaps, fireplaces, and a host of other factors. It is entirely possible to be a responsible homeowner and discover the smell of smoke in your home without a fire ever taking place. A homeowner had a small rental property on the outskirts of town, and for years, their primary tenant smoked every day. When they finally decided to sell the home, they discovered the thick scent of smoke had permeated the very walls and ceiling of the master bedroom. The owners could not just sell the property like that, but they had no idea how to deal with the problem.

The solution is to address the issue as though the smoke damage had come from a fire. You do not just wash the walls and floors yourself after a fire; you hire a fire and smoke damage restoration company that can clean it up professionally. They called our company, asked us a few questions, and learned what needed to be done. A few days later, we sent our team over with specialized equipment to eliminate smoke odors from the entire home. We used thermal foggers, machines that create a unique odor-eliminating fog that can get into the cracks and corners of their home just like smoke odors. It did not cost much, and the home’s value rose instantly.

A similar solution will work for other forms of smoke damage. I remember staying once in a woodland cottage with a wood-burning fireplace. However, whether it was the fireplace itself or something else, the whole area around it smelled like smoke even without a fire burning. Those types of odors do not just go away; they embed themselves in the materials of the room itself. Moreover, trust me, a simple cleaning job is not going to do much for those more pungent smells. Hiring a professional smoke damage cleanup company makes sure the job gets done, and no odors remain.


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