Whenever you walk into someone’s house there is a unique smell. As families live in a house the combination of their belongings and the items that they frequently use combine to create that unique smell. Some smells are nice and inviting while others can be quite offensive to your nose. One smell that is not very pleasant in a home is the smell of cigarette smoke. If you have the smell of cigarette smoke in your home there are some things that you will want to try to help get rid of the smell.
Air Home Out to Get Rid of Cigarette Odor
The first thing that you will want to do is air your home out. Open your doors and windows and keep them open for as long as possible. The temperature outside will probably determine how long you can keep your windows and doors open but try to do this as long as possible. The fresh air and sunshine will help get that smell moving out of your house. If you have fans or ceiling fans you will want to turn those on as well.
Clean Carpet to Get Smoke Smell Out
Next you will want to start cleaning the different areas that are likely trapping that smell inside of your home. One of the areas that retain that smoke smell is your flooring. Carpet is one of the biggest culprits for this. There a few different methods that can help with this. The first method requires some baking soda and a vacuum. Take baking soda and sprinkle it on your carpet. You can also sprinkle dried lavender on it with the baking soda. Let it sit on your carpet for 30 minutes. Then take your vacuum the baking soda up. You will want to vacuum very slowly and extremely thoroughly. If you do that and it still smells take two parts water to one part vinegar and mix it together in a spray bottle. Lightly spritz your carpet with the mixture. Let it dry and try vacuuming again. It is recommended that you follow those methods up with a professional cleaning. Carpet Care 2000 can come in and help get rid of the stubborn cigarette smoke smell that is left after you try those first two methods.
How to Get Cigarette Smoke Out of Couch
It doesn’t do any good to get rid of the smell from your carpet and live it lingering on other surfaces. You will want to clean a few other surfaces as well so that the smell does not just sneak back into your carpet. You will want to make sure that you wash anything that has a porous fabric fiber. This could include window coverings, blankets, bedding, pillows, and upholstery. Many times your upholstery will need a professional cleaning as well. Carpet Care 2000 can come out and clean your carpets and your upholstery in the same appointment.
Wipe Down Hard Surfaces in Home
Any plastic, wood, or vinyl blinds that may be in your home will likely smell like cigarette smoke as well. To clean those off clean them off with a soft cloth that you dipped in vinegar. Wash out your cloth frequently. Your house will indeed smell like vinegar for a few hours but it will help get the smell out of your house. You will not want to forget to clean your walls and ceilings either! Many people forget that cigarette smoke can be lingering on your walls and ceilings. Some people will actually repaint the interior of their house to get rid of the smell. The last thing that you will want to do is change your air filters and clean your air vents and ducts.
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After you have cleaned all of these areas your house will hopefully be cigarette smoke smell free. Once that smell if gone you will definitely enjoy being in your house more often. Call Carpet Care 2000 for all your floor and upholstery cleaning needs.