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Removing The Smell of Cigarette Smoke in Your New Castle Home

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

A cigarette between someone's fingers. f you are unsuccessful on your own, call SERVPRO of Lawrence County! We are fire and water restoration experts.

Whether it is from a guest or family member staying in your home, previous tenants, or even yourself, cigarette smell can linger around and cause unpleasant odor for a long time after the last cigarette has been put out. 

There are a few methods you can try to reduce or eliminate the odor in your home so you can breathe easy.

  1. Wash your clothes and other soft items

One of the easiest ways to deodorize your home is to simply use your washing machine. Porous items such as clothing, bedding, and stuffed toys can trap odors and contribute to the unpleasant smell in your home. Washing everything you can helps reduce some of the smell.

  1. Use a dry-cleaning service

For items that you cannot toss in a washing machine, dry cleaning is an option. Dry cleaning typically involves using cleaning solvents to remove dirt and contaminants from your clothing. Unfortunately, the cleaning solvents do not always penetrate the material and it may not be able to entirely remove the odor in some cases.

  1. Clean Walls and Floors

Cigarette smoke, and the substances in it, can cling to your walls and flooring. Doing a thorough clean of your home may be able to remove some of the lingering odor. You should scrub your walls with a mild detergent and deep clean any carpeted areas.

  1. Hire a professional cleaning company

If you are unable to get rid of the smell on your own, a cleanup and restoration service can help. Not only will they have the experience and expertise necessary to thoroughly clean your home, they will also have access to special equipment. This includes equipment such as ozone machines that can change the chemical compounds of smoke molecules and will be more effective at home deodorization than a home remedy.

While it may be frustrating to have such an unpleasant smell permeating your home, remember that there are several ways that you can remove smoke odor. If you are unsuccessful on your own, call SERVPRO of Lawrence County! We are fire and water restoration experts.

Call us today for more information! (330) 393-9999

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