The last people who rented this house were hardcore smokers; When the people I was with and I first opened the door for the initial walkthrough, the rank odor hit myself and others in the face prefer the blade of a shovelâ€¦ I have always been undoubtedly sensitive to odors as well as especially smoke, so I put on a face covering before continuing with the tour, but the house was seasoned as well as in need of a lot of repairs, but it did come on a big parcel of land that overlooked the river; A beautiful setting for an seasoned as well as dingy house that needed a lot of work… especially the air quality! Although it had been empty for some weeks, the indoor air conditions in this locale was still foul as well as disgusting.
This was not a matter of opening the windows for natural ventilation as well as turning on some box fans.
The entire locale needed to be scraped down to the bare walls, as well as the whole ductwork idea needed a thorough cleaning, and besides being smokers these jokers also neglected to ever change out the air filters in the system. The seasoned air filters were so dirty they had crusted over. With no air filter to protect them, the insides of the air ducts were coated with layers of dust as well as grime. It was absolutely quite sickening! After a full ductwork cleaning, modern air filters, modern paint as well as rugs, as well as a few afternoons of airing out, the locale was livable again. The air quality was sufficient, but hopefully it will keep improving over time, because the people I was with and I won’t smoke in the house.