As we all know smoking is a bad habit/addiction, ok we are all aware of that, I think anyone whether a chain smoker or a social smoker is completely aware of the damages caused by smoking cigarettes.
But in this post we will find out what are the damages to your home when you smoke cigarettes indoors.
The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that nearly 1000 smokers and non-smokers are killed each year by fires caused by cigarettes. Unattended cigarettes can lead to a full blown fire whose effects can range from a simple smoke damage to a complete loss!. These fires can sometimes be fatal for the smoker and other occupants in the house.
Walls, Ceilings, Furniture and Floors:
As we all know cigarette smoke contains a variety of nasty chemicals including :
Some of these chemicals tend to cling and build up on surfaces that are exposed to, literally anything and everything in your home, cigarette smoke can also build up and stain walls and if there is wallpaper in your home it might cause the wallpaper to curl, walls too can see nicotine stains build up and discolor them, if the smoking goes on for long enough, all these particles can embed themselves in Sheetrock and impossible to remove!
If you`ve ever been inside one of the smoking huts and Atlanta`s airport or any other airports, it is not hard to notice how discolored the ceiling tiles and walls are.!
Other than ceilings and walls, cigarettes smoke can also cling onto curtains and other household items including electronics (especially computers) and have disastrous effects over a period of time.
In general cigarettes smoke will cling to anything that`s emitting heat (Fans, capacitors, processors, etc.). This heat attracts a good bit of “dust” already, but it gets even worse when you add cigarette smoke to the mix. It is good to know that cigarette smoke carries moisture with it and can lead to both a corrosion of parts and a dangerous build-up of dust.
Your home`s HVAC system is critical to keeping your home comfortable, especially if you live in Southern Ontario, The system works by pulling in outside air through a filter, every so often these filters require changing, smoking in your home adds to all the dust, pet hair and other particulate matter in the air.
These particulates have to be caught by the filter as you can imagine cigarette smoke will dramatically shorten the time between filter changes, not changing the filter more frequently while smoking in your home can cause your HVAC system to overwork and possible break down.Always consult with a qualified indoor air quality specialist before moving into a new home.
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