Over the years, we’ve had many ex-smokers call us for carpet or rug cleaning. They’ve taken a huge step to improve their lives and their health by quitting cigarettes, but their houses still smell like old, stale smoke. For a newly-quit smoker, it doesn’t take long before the odor becomes unbearable, and that’s when they give Five Step Carpet Care a call. We’re the best source for cigarette smoke odor removal in Asheville.
Cigarette smoke can leave behind powerful, unpleasant odors that just won’t go away no matter how much you air out the room with fans, or deodorize the carpets. Even worse, it is now known that exposure to this “third-hand” cigarette smoke can pose severe health risks, even after months of not smoking in the room. Infants and young children are especially susceptible. Studies have shown that even small amounts of third hand smoke exposure are associated with respiratory disorders, developmental delays and reduced IQ. So even months or years after adults quit smoking, their children or grandchildren may still be subjected to health risks from exposure to the residues left behind in carpets, upholstery and porous surfaces in the home.
So if you’ve taken the momentous step to quit smoking, congratulations! You’ve made a really smart decision, and your hard work and commitment to quit is commendable. Your next step should be to remove those stinky and harmful odors and residues from your home. One step most ex-smokers take is to repaint the walls. But just as important, if not more so, is doing something about your upholstery, carpets and rugs. Some people, when faced with this challenge, understandably think that the only solution is to rip all the floor coverings out and replace them. But that’s not the case! Good professional carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning CAN eliminate both the unpleasant odors AND the harmful residues left behind by years of cigarette smoke.
In addition to helping out ex-smokers, we’ve also cleaned carpets for homeowners who purchased a house in which the former occupants smoked cigarettes, and for landlords whose tenants smoked in the house. Whatever the reason, if you’ve got a lingering cigarette smoke odor problem in your carpets, rugs or upholstery, we can help! If you live in Asheville or the surrounding area, give us a call at 828.772.1824 or use the contact form to get in touch with us today!