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Landlords: Should You Allow Residents to Vape in Your Columbia Heights Rental Property?

Vaping Device Standing Next to a Mug of Hot CoffeeThere are quite a few things more marring to a rental home’s interior than cigarette smoke. Knowing this, most Columbia Heights property owners have a clause in their lease documents that wards off smoking inside or in every place on the property of their rental homes.

Despite that, what about vaping? The demand for e-cigarettes as an equivalent for smoking tobacco has widened starkly within the past years. A great number of people consider vaping as a safe recreational activity or even as an instrument to yield smoking solidly, in as much as vaping is, by and large, looked at to be less deleterious to a person’s health.

Without being affected by the hype, vaping is absolutely not harmless. The clouds of vapor that are made by e-cigarettes and other vaping devices transfer a semi-opalescent residue on any surface they touch, from walls to floors to furniture. Remember this: in every place that air can go about inside a home, vapor can, too. This entails inside air vents and ductwork, where brewing troubles could go sequestered for years to come.

The rationale that vapor elicits undue hassle is that it is not water, but glycerin. It is translucent, but it does not wholly evaporate into the air. Fundamentally, it is mostly oily. The emissions from an e-cigarette are more resembling an aerosol gas than water vapor. It envelops particles that are made up of chemicals, flavoring, and preservatives. When these particles come in contact with a surface, they stick to it. In due time, these particles can make up a thick film that is stressful – and really costly – to eliminate.

While hard surfaces such as windows and mirrors can be cleaned up sort of simply, other surfaces including carpets, painted surfaces, and ductwork are not. Washing the filmy residue that vaping leaves behind on surfaces identical to these is both financially excessive and takes a lot of time to do and may make lasting harm to a lot of items.

For instance, the particles of vapor can’t be washed with water, so fabrics and carpets may require to be professionally cleaned many times a year. Painted walls are a major challenge, cause they are porous and vapor particles will settle into every pore. The more granulated your walls are, the more shortly this sticky film will build upon them. The film must be washed many times, but the washing itself could harm the paint.

With lots of capability to ruin your Columbia Heights rental home’s interiors, it is logical to ward off the use of e-cigarettes along with other forms of smoking. At Real Property Management DC Metro, we enact habitual property evaluations to inspect for signs of vaping inside your rental homes. Our experienced property managers can efficiently deal with your properties, making sure of better lease compliance and safeguarding the value of your investment. To know more, contact us online or call us directly at 202-269-0303.

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