While the number of people who smoke is steadily declining around much of the world, there are still those that do smoke cigarettes and cigars. Most people excuse themselves outside when they partake in a smoke, but there are some that smoke indoors. Even if you smoke outside, that smoke smell usually tends to find its way indoors, and ends up making furniture and other items in your home smell of smoke as well. In this article, we are going to let you know how to remove the smoke smell from various home items.
Vinegar To Remove Smoke Smells
Vinegar is the best way to get rid of smoke smells in the home, especially on furniture and drapes and other cloth items. Simply make yourself a vinegar air freshener spray. Simply take 1/2 cup of white vinegar and mix it with 1 1/2 cups of water. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or simply squeeze half a lemon or lime into the mixture. Now you have your natural air freshener than will not just cover up smoke and other odors, but work to remove it. This mixture is safe to use on fabrics, carpet and other items.
Consider investing in an air purifier to run in the house… this will help to destroy the lingering odors and will speed up the time it takes to remove the smell completely.
Smoke has a tendency to stick to windows as a thin film that can continue to make the air smell like smoke in the home. use an ammonia-based window cleaner to ensure that the smoke film is gone.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Smoke and smoke odors love to hide in fabrics, and guess what? Your carpet is fabric. Consider having a professional carpet cleaning service come out and clean every bit of carpeting in the home. This will have a profound dampening on the strength of the smoke odor,
While these options will all speed up the ridding of smoke smells process, none will completely remove the smell of smoke from the indoors. What it takes is time, for the lingering smell of smoke to finally dissipate and finally disappear.