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A Smoker's Lasting Legacy

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

residue left on wall from a heavy smoker This was us cleaning off the wall to show what was left behind.

Cigarettes smoke contains a variety of chemicals, some cling and build up on surfaces that are exposed to it. In your home, cigarette smoke can build up. 

Besides clinging to walls, curtains and other household items, cigarette smoke can also cling to electronic components (especially computers) and have disastrous effects over time. For example, with computers, the smoke will cling to anything that’s emitting heat like fans and processors. This heat already attracts dust but the dust just magnifies when you add cigarette smoke to the mix. Also, cigarette smoke carries moisture with it and can lead to both a corrosion of parts and a dangerous build-up of dust. 

Researchers have known for some time that third-hand smoke, as this leftover residue is known, sticks around in the environment long after the smoke has cleared.

If you have fire a damage or just a simple clean up due to a fire that left residue call us here at SERVPRO of El Cajon at 619-447-7776. Our commitment is to come in and get the job done "Like it never even happened."

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