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IfI am renting a home I am smelling smoke from the walls what should I do?

Some times when I walk into the how from outside I small smoke. Even when I get up through the night there are times when I small smoke. But I do not know were it is coming from. No-one in my home smokes.
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October 01 2010 - Jacksonville
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It may make sense to call the Landlord, have him send out an electrician to make sure you do not have a short in the walls.  You may want to make sure you have rental insurance. 
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October 13 2010
After reading all the stories, i started thinking you could probably in danger. And maybe you are, if that person lives close enough to contaminate the area.
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October 13 2010
you 'small' smoke? if you see flames call 911.
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October 01 2010
You should bring it to the landlord's attention.
Probably person living in the house before you was a heavy smoker and you still smell the smoke. Maybe new coat of paint will solve the problem.
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October 01 2010
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Do you live in a single family house (i.e. no walls/floors/ceiling shared with another living unit)?

I can smell smoke in my home periodically - it comes from a neighbor smoking on her back deck about 100 feet away.
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October 01 2010
Did the person who lived there prior to you smoke?  Changes in humidity will bring out smells that have been soaked into walls, carpets and other surfaces.  There are paints that you can use that will seal in the smell, but you should talk to your landlord and get him to foot the bill.
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