How to get Cigarette Smoke Smell Out of House
Whether or not you smoke cigarettes, most people agree – odor from cigarettes is a factor in your home’s indoor air quality. Cigarette smoke smell tends to cling to fabric-based materials like blankets, upholstery, linens and carpets, and it can be difficult to remove. Over time, cigarette odor can even start to seep into the walls of your home. Here are some steps to follow if you want to get rid of that cigarette smell from your house.
1. Deodorize your linens
To deodorize your linens, you will need a gallon of distilled white vinegar. Take all blankets, sheets, towels and curtain and run them through your washing machine. Use cold water and two cups of vinegar for each load. For best results, dry your fabrics on a clothesline outside.
2. Clean your floors, mattress and upholstery
Baking soda has many uses, but did you know you can use it to get cigarette smells out of your house? Scatter a heavy dose of baking soda on carpets, rugs, mattresses and upholstered couches, and let it sit for about an hour. After the baking soda has settled, run a vacuum over those surfaces to get rid of the baking soda and the smell.
3. Get a new paint job
Cigarette smoke can seep into your walls, allowing the smell to remain trapped inside your home. Overtime, nicotine can even have a yellowing effect on lighter paint colors. First, prime your walls with a basic primer. Make sure you add two to three coats to seal away the smell. Now that your walls are primed, you can paint them a new color. Consider using a darker color, as they are less susceptible to the yellowing effect.
4. Make sure your hard work lasts The Air Scrubber Plus
If you or your relatives continue smoking in your home, protect your hard work with Air Scrubber Plus. This product will reduce chemicals, contaminants, odors and other unwanted pollutants in the air. The purification unit will purify all the air particles you breathe in.
Removing the cigarette smoke smell from your home can be hard work, but it’s possible. Maintain your home’s fresh smell by installing the Air Scrubber Plus – and make sure your home is safe against all kinds of microbial growths. Schedule an appointment today, and our fully certified staff will help you with all of your HVAC needs.