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Smelly Condo Blues

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Q. My husband and I own a beautiful furnished condo in Las Vegas which we are trying to sell. Meanwhile, though we have a “no smoking” clause in the lease, we ended up with very strong cigar smell from a renter in the apt., which we can’t get rid of. Any advice?
– Julie G.
A. That’s awful, and you have my sincere sympathy. I say, throw the whole arsenal at the problem, and make sure you royally charge the former tenant.

  • Start with some plug-in air fresheners, or the models that spray, to at least get a more pleasant scent in the rooms.
  • “Febreze” the sofas, chairs, drapes, anything made of fabric that’s been exposed to the smoke. You may even have to have the drapes and other window treatments dry-cleaned.
  • Shampoo and/or steam-clean the rugs. The smoke really gets into the nap and this will help a lot.
  • Wash down all the walls, cabinets, etc with a good disinfectant that won’t harm the paint or finishes. The walls may even have to be repainted.

If all else fails, call SERVPRO.

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Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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