When looking for a new place to live, have you ever walked into a “Dream Home”, only to immediately turn around and run out because the odor of years of Aunt Tilley’s smoking caused you to get sick? Many Real Estate Agents, including Coldwell Banker® Concierge™ and First Team® have successfully used the FreshStart process to eliminate this problem. With years of occupants smoking in a building, the smoke can actually cast an oily yellow color on the walls, ceilings and contents of the structure. The complex carbon chain bonds of the smoke can actually penetrate several microns into the sheet-rock, plaster, various building materials and content and a single treatment can only penetrate one to two microns. Between seven and ten days following the first treatment, the odors may start to re-emerge, since the deeper odors could not be reached, penetrated and broken down at the molecular level by the FreshStart treatment. In these cases, a second treatment usually provides complete elimination of any residual cigarette or cigar smoke odors, and at this point the building’s interior can be painted to cover the smoke’s staining without fear of the odor re-emerging from behind the new coat of paint.