Smoke and other odors can get in the way of your normal life. How can you concentrate on your work, enjoy a TV show, or eat a meal when that odor just won’t go away? If you have a smoky smell or other odor in your home or office, you’ve probably tried everything to get rid of it by this point. When odors won’t leave after regular cleaning, it’s time to call in the experts. At AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina, we have a thorough cleaning and purifying process that will give you clean, breathable air again. Ready to take your life back from obnoxious odors? Then keep reading.
Smoke should go away on its own, right? After all, it doesn’t have any real substance. It should just float off into the air. So why does your home still have that smoky smell? Well, that smell can stick around for a lot of different reasons. Usually, it gets trapped on its way out of the house. Let’s take a closer look at why smoke lingers.
YEARS OF BUILDUP
If you bought your home or office from a former smoker, that cigarette smell doesn’t go away easily. Now, if one person smoked a single cigarette inside your home, that smell would probably leave within a few hours. The small amount of smoke wouldn’t be enough to cause a major problem. However, when someone habitually smokes in the same location, the smell builds up until it requires a special cleaning process for removal.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Smoke and other odors get especially annoying because they can hide in different places. They can sneak into cabinets, closets, and other closed spaces. Then, they get stuck and keep your home or office smelling bad while you just keep cleaning. Sometimes, removing smoke requires a complete cleaning from top to bottom. You need a team that will clean around every last corner. That’s the only way that the smell will go away for good.
It’s true, paint can absorb odors. Since smoke is so thin, it can easily settle into the paint on your walls. If you clean your entire house but find that the smell is still there, it may have something to do with the paint. If you do have smoke in your paint, we can help.
Speaking of things that absorb smells, your soft surfaces can hold on to smoke for a long time. Smoke settles deeply into soft surfaces, meaning that a basic cleaning won’t get all of the odor out. You need a professional-level deep clean to remove all of the leftover smoke.
Of course, not all persistent odor comes from smoke. Bad smells can come from other sources, too. AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina, of course, can handle all of them. We’ve listed some of the most common sources below.
MOLD & MILDEW
If you’ve noticed a musty smell after a rainy period, that smell might be coming from mold and mildew. Mold and mildew grow in dark, damp places, making them difficult to find. That’s why you may not be able to pinpoint the source of the smell. Your AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina team will know how to locate the mold and mildew. We can stop those substances in their tracks so that the smell goes away.
If you have a sewage backup somewhere in your home or office, you’ll probably notice the smell before you find the problem. We can remove the water and then disinfect the area, making the place clean again.
Whether the persistent smell comes from smoke or another source, you should get rid of it as soon as you possibly can. These smells may come with certain health hazards.
For example, some people have allergies to different types of smoke. Staying in an environment that contains smoke can lead to health problems. These problems may include watery eyes, coughing, difficulty breathing, and more. Smoke can also worsen asthma symptoms. Even for people without allergies and asthma, smoke can cause respiratory irritation. This irritation may be worse for children, elderly people, and pets.
The good news is that you can get rid of that smoke smell, and AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina is here to help. All you have to do is call us, and we’ll get to work right away. In fact, we can be there in about an hour or less to get started. From there, it’s only a matter of time before your home is filled with fresh air again.
First, we always start with an assessment. We’ll take a look at your home or building and figure out why the smoke smell hasn’t gone away. From there, we’ll develop a step-by-step plan to make your home or building smell fresh again.
Next, we’ll clean. This isn’t just any cleaning process, though. This is an in-depth process that finds and destroys all of the odors without harming your furniture. We use safe but effective cleaning tools and solutions.
AIR QUALITY CHECK
Finally, we’ll check the air quality to make sure that we’ve gotten rid of all of the smoke. Often, smoke lingers in your air ducts and vents. We can clean both so that you only have fresh air circulating through your home.
AFTERDISASTER-Metrolina doesn’t just serve homes. We also remove odors from commercial buildings all across the Charlotte and Greenville areas. Does your building have an odor from cigarette smoke? Are you dealing with the aftereffects of a fire or another disaster? We’re ready to help you get back to business as usual. Just like with homes, we can arrive at your building in about an hour to get started.
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