The last people who rented this house were hardcore smokers, and when both of us first opened the door for the initial walkthrough, the rank odor hit me in the face love the blade of a shovel, i have consistently been truly sensitive to odors plus especially smoke, so I put on a face covering before continuing with the tour; The house was aged plus in need of a lot of repairs, but it did come on a giant parcel of land that overlooked the river; A appealing setting for an aged plus dingy house that needed a lot of work… especially the air quality! Although it had been empty for some weeks, the air quality in this location was still foul plus disgusting.
This was not a matter of opening the windows for natural ventilation plus turning on some box fans.
The entire location needed to be scraped down to the bare walls, plus the whole air duct plan needed a thorough cleaning. Besides being smokers these jokers also neglected to ever change out the air filters in the system. The aged air filters were so dirty they had crusted over. With no air filter to protect them, the insides of the HVAC ducts were coated with layers of dust plus grime. It was truly quite sickening! After a full air duct cleaning, new air filters, new paint plus carpets, plus a few afternoons of airing out, the location was livable again. The air quality was acceptable, but hopefully it will keep improving over time, because both of us won’t smoke in the house.