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Smoking cigarettes indoors for a long period of time can result in damage to the home and a lingering cigarette smell that won’t go away. If your home is affected by the smell of cigarettes, you should take these steps to get rid of the odor:
- Ventilation and Air Purification: Begin by opening all windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the space. Use fans or air purifiers to help improve air quality. This step is crucial to reducing the concentration of smoke particles in the air.
- Deep Cleaning Surfaces: Clean all surfaces, including walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture, using appropriate cleaning products. Start with a mild detergent or dish soap mixed with warm water for painted surfaces and non-porous materials. For stubborn odors, consider using specialized smoke odor neutralizers or commercial products designed for smoke remediation. Apply these products according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Fabric and Upholstery Cleaning: Remove and launder all washable fabrics, such as curtains, linens, and clothing, using a heavy-duty laundry detergent. Consider adding vinegar or baking soda to the wash to help eliminate odors. For upholstery, use a fabric cleaner specifically formulated to neutralize smoke smells. Vacuum fabric surfaces thoroughly to remove any residual smoke particles.
- Cleaning HVAC Systems: Cigarette smoke can linger in the HVAC system, contributing to ongoing odor issues. Change or clean the filters and consider hiring a professional HVAC technician to clean the system thoroughly. They can clean the ducts, vents, and components to remove any smoke residue that may have accumulated.
If the smell from the cigarette smoke will not go away despite taking these steps, you should call a professional that specializes in cigarette smoke removal. You can reach RestorationMaster at (888) 915-7197 for a smoke damage restoration professional near you.
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Lingering odors from cigarettes are not only annoying and unpleasant, but also difficult to eliminate. Depending on how long the property has been exposed to cigarette smoke, the odor may seem nearly impossible to remove. If you cannot remove cigarette odors yourself using household remedies, you may need the help of a professional.
RestorationMaster works with smoke odor removal specialists that can provide cigarette smoke odor removal for homes and commercial buildings. Call us at (888) 915-7197 to find a smoke odor removal specialist near you.
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Smoking within a home for many years can cause staining of walls and furnishings and persistent smoke odors. Smoke restoration professionals can clean up the residue from cigarette smoke and remove the smoke odors.
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If people have smoked inside your commercial building, restoration professionals can remove the smoke odor and clean up the residue left behind.
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When someone spends years smoking cigarettes within a home, the effects of consistent smoking show up slowly over time. This means that it can be difficult for those within the home to recognize the signs of damage that cigarette smoking can cause over time.
The following are the main signs of cigarette smoke damage in the home:
• Discoloration: Over time, the nicotine and tar from cigarette smoke will coat the surfaces of walls, carpeting, furniture, and fabrics and cause staining. The staining ranges in color from light yellow to dark orange depending on how long the area has been exposed to cigarette smoke.
• Odors: The distinct odor of cigarette smoke clings to porous materials like drywall and fabrics and can even find its way beneath carpeting and behind walls. Cigarette smoke can linger within a home for months or even years depending on how often someone smokes within the home.
• Burn damage: It is common for cigarette burns to appear in the homes of smokers as smokers may occasionally drop butts or hot ash. Cigarette burns commonly appear on furniture upholstery, carpeting, countertops, hardwood flooring, and vinyl laminate flooring.
If you want to get rid of the cigarette smell in your home, you should call a professional that can provide deodorization services. Call RestorationMaster at (888) 915-7197 to find a specialist that can get rid of cigarette smell in your house or car near you.
Cigarette smoke removal services include the removal of smoke odors and the cleaning of materials stained by cigarette smoke. Professionals that provide smoke damage restoration use advanced cleaning products and methods to salvage surfaces and materials stained by cigarette smoke. They can also provide cigarette odor removal using advanced deodorization methods.
You can expect the following from cigarette smoke removal remediation and cleaning services:
• Hard surface cleaning: Professionals use advanced cleaning products to clean hard surfaces and remove stains and residue from cigarette smoke.
• Sealing: A heavy-duty sealant is applied to walls and ceilings to seal in remaining smoke particles and stop the lingering odor.
• Upholstery and fabric cleaning: Upholstery, drapes, carpeting, and other fabrics will absorb cigarette odor particles which causes the smell to continue to linger. Professionals use advanced methods to provide upholstery and carpet cleaning to remove cigarette smoke.
• Deodorization: Professionals use advanced deodorization methods to remove lingering cigarette odors from the home. They can remove cigarette smell from clothes, drapes, and other fabric with thermal fogging as well as remove smoke odors from the air with ozone treatment.
If you are tired of the lingering smoke odor in your home or building, get in touch with a smoke damage restoration professional to remove odors and clean up the damage. Call RestorationMaster at (888) 915-7197 to find a smoke damage restoration professional in your area.
The following factors may increase the cost of cigarette smoke removal:
• Deodorization of furniture and fabrics: $200-$1000
• Duct cleaning: $200-$500
• Hard surface cleaning: $200-$400
• Sealing and painting: $950-$2900
• Carpet cleaning: $122-$236
• Carpet installation: $700-$2800
• Hardwood floor refinishing: $1000-$2500
If there is a lingering smoke smell in your home, you may be able to remove it using household methods. First, air out the area to help the odor dissipate faster. Then wash affected surfaces with vinegar or a mixture of baking soda and water to remove smoke residue. You can also clean upholstery and carpeting by sprinkling liberally with baking soda and letting it sit for a couple of hours to absorb the odors. Vacuum the baking soda after a couple of hours.
If the smell is too persistent to remove with these methods, it may be best to call a professional that can use professional deodorization methods.
Homeowner’s insurance can cover damage from cigarette smoke if the damage caused was accidental. However, typical insurance policies do not cover smoke damage caused by negligence. This means that if someone has spent years smoking cigarettes in their home that has resulted in damage, the insurance carrier may consider this negligence and not cover the damage.
Smoking in the car on a regular basis can cause the odor to linger. These steps can help remove cigarette odors from the car:
• Vacuum the car thoroughly including the carpeting and upholstery as well as under the seats and within all crevices.
• Sprinkle baking soda on the seats and carpeting and let it sit for at least a couple of hours to absorb the odors.
• Vacuum the baking soda and if there is still a smell lingering, try sprinkling baking soda in the affected areas again and repeat the process. You can also leave an open box of baking soda in your car overnight.
The following are additional tips to remove cigarette odors from your car:
• Open the windows to air out the vehicle
• Use dryer sheets to wipe down the seats and interior
• Leave a bowl of coffee grounds in the car to absorb the odor
• Put open citrus peels from lemons, oranges, limes, or grapefruit in your car
The smell of cigarette smoke easily clings to clothing. You can remove these odors from your clothing with the following steps:
• Air out your clothes to help remove the odor.
• Add baking soda to your regular laundry load. If your clothes still have a smell, soak them in a mixture of baking soda and water overnight and wash them again.
• Add a half cup of vinegar to your regular laundry load.
• When washing your clothes in the washing machine, use hot water.
• Put your clothing in the freezer. Freezing the clothing can kill bacteria that cause odors.
Wood is a porous material which means it can absorb odors from cigarette smoke. You can remove cigarette odors from your wood furniture with these tips:
• Air out the furniture by opening doors and windows in the room of your home or by bringing it outside if the weather permits. This method works best for mild odors.
• Sprinkle baking soda liberally on the surface of the wood to absorb the odor. Leave the baking soda on the furniture for at least 2-4 hours, but preferably overnight, then vacuum the baking soda.
• Apply a concentrated wood cleaner to the surface of the wood furniture. Follow the directions for the specific product you are using for the application and let it sit for the recommended amount of time before using a sponge or microfiber cloth to wipe away the cleaner.
• Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the carpet and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
• Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the baking soda.
• Create a mixture of one-part white vinegar and two parts water and spray it onto the carpeting.
• If the odor is still lingering, hire a professional for carpet cleaning.
• If a professional cannot remove the smoke odor, it is time to replace the carpet.