We are all aware of the physical dangers that smoking cigarettes cause. However, a smoker’s body is not the only thing that gets ruined. Smoking inside a piece of Cape Coral real estate can stink up the place, as well as leave an ugly coloring along the walls and ceiling. There are often burn marks on the carpets and countertops too. Wallpaper may start to fall off, and the last thing you want to worry about is old wallpaper sticking to your cabinets. Even thirdhand smoke that never escaped the home can become a health concern for any new resident. Worst of all, the nasty smell of cigarette smoke quickly turns away many potential homebuyers.
To begin clearing any signs of smoking in a home for sale in Cape Coral, start by getting the carpets professional steam cleaned. This will get rid of all the nicotine residue that has been trapped. Your poor carpets collect more of it than any other part of your home. As a direct result, the horrible smell tends to linger for many years. If this is the case in your house or apartment for sale, spend the time and money to get it fixed right. Rely on a high-quality steam vacuum. You can also depend on a good shampoo to get rid of the odor, as well as eliminate stains on your carpets caused by smoke. It may be worth it to spend a few bucks and hire a team of professionals to do the steam vacuuming job for you.
Next, you should fix your walls. If there is any wallpaper on them, tear it down. After all, potential buyers would prefer to see new wallpaper anyway, free from all types of rips and stains. If you do not want to go through the trouble of replacing your wallpaper, you can always attempt to clean it with vinegar and water. Use a damp sponge to clean any walls, even if you plan to put up new wallpaper. Any smoke stains can also be covered with some paint primer.
A Cape Coral home for sale should also have nice clean air. In order to purify it, you must purify all of the air conditioning vents, as well as the ceiling fans. Whether you smoke or not, it is always a good idea to replace your air vents every two or three months. More expensive air filters may be better for getting rid of the bad smell more quickly.
You may have to wash your furniture as well. Not unlike your wallpaper, toxins can get stuck in the fabric on your couches and chairs. They need to be professionally cleaned. Check for tags under your furniture to see how everything should be cleaned. Again, you will want to depend on a specialist to get the smell of smoke out of your upholstery.
So what’s the moral of the story? Whether you are looking to sell your Cape Coral luxury home or not, do not light up a cigarette in your place. If you have to smoke, do it outside.
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