Cigarette Smoke damage discovered after we moved inDear Zillow helpers :)We moved in to out first house. Generally everything is OK, some little things like burnt light bulbs, leaking faucet, or cracked toilet flush handle. Some small items that can be easily fixed.We had an inspection done that did not reveal anything major. Furnace is old, but works. Roof is OK and so on.The problem was discovered just now. After about 2 weeks since we moved in (closing was on 30-OCT-2013).In the whole house was nice smell of air fresheners. Nothing weird, right?Well... there is a room in finished basement which is walk out patio type (front part in ground, rear walk out - like two story).In this particular room the carpet had some weird stain. Nothing really big, looked more like some dirt. So we decided to wash it.And it all began.The next day a very dense cigarette smoke smell started spreading around. It stinks so bad one can't sit in this room. It was an extra bedroom that would not be in use unless we had visitors.I removed the carpet, but still, the smell is there. It must be in ceiling and walls, which were painted so cleaning is not really an option now.So, the question here.Is there anything we can do now? What is the legal status if such case?Can we expect previous owners to d something about it?Clearly the air fresheners were masking the smell (now they are gone so the smell is exposed).The house has warranty, but I doubt there is any use of it.Inspection? Was it missed? Could it be anticipated?Now I am facing either professional cleaning or tearing down the room...Please give me some advice what we could do... I do not want to spend a few thousands on repairs to get rid of this ugly smell.Plus, it all goes all around the house and kids really do not enjoy it.November 27 2013 - Haslett11YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.