If you are in the market for a new home you likely have a list of things that you are looking for in a home. You probably have an idea of how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want; how large of a yard you would prefer; and how big of a garage you would like. As you are house hunting you may find a home that fits all of your criteria and set up an appointment to get and see it. Nothing can be more disappointing than walking into a home that you are thrilled about only to discover that it reeks of cigarette smoke. Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has some good news for you if that has happened to you. Today we have some tips for you on how to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke in your home.
Air Out House to Get Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor
The first tip seems rather simple but it can have a large impact. Open all of your doors and windows to allow nature to help you with the process. If you have all of the doors and windows open in your home the breeze that comes through your home will take out some of the cigarette smoke smell all on its own. Even if there is not a breeze in the air this tip will still be helpful. Do not forget to be safe with all of your windows and doors open. We recommend that you do not do this if you are home alone.
Charcoal to Remove Odors
Our next tip will require you to purchase some charcoal. Charcoal naturally absorbs the smells in the air. You can go online and purchase reusable charcoal bags that are designed to aid in getting rid of all sorts of nasty smells in the air. Simply put the charcoal in strategic spots throughout your home and let it work all on its own.
Baking Soda Deodorizer
Another simple solution is to get some baking soda and a vacuum. Baking soda is also excellent at soaking up odors that are lingering in the air. We recommend you use a colander to help you sprinkle baking soda on your carpet, rugs, mattresses, and upholstered furniture that smell like cigarette smoke. Allow the baking soda to sit for about an hour. You will want to make sure that you do not get any water or other moisture near the baking soda as it sits there. If the baking soda gets wet for any reason it will make a paste that is hard to remove. After an hour get your vacuum and vacuum up the baking soda. Vinegar is another household item that will help you get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke. Vinegar can be used to wash any fabrics that smell like smoke. Simply toss the items that smell like cigarette smoke in your washing machine with 2 cups of vinegar added to the load.
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After employing all of these methods there is bound to be some cigarette smoke smell still lingering in the house. The smell soaks into the carpet and padding and needs to be removed from them in order for the smell to go away. This is where Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning come in. We can come in with our professional equipment and expertise and help get the smell out of the carpet and padding for you. Give us a call today!