Tobacco smoke is a complex mixture of 7,000 compounds. When it is released indoors, the smoke leaves a gluey, yellowish-brown residue that sticks to every surface in a home[U11] . Smoking not only affects people, but it also produces odorous substances that stick to every surface of the area where smoking has taken place. The yellowish-brown substance eliminated through smoking bonds to walls, furniture, and plastics and can permanently change their appearance. Cigarette smoke also penetrates more odor-absorbing objects, such as carpets, upholstery, bedding, clothes, and many more. Additionally, the HVAC system of a building carries the smoke odor and chemicals throughout the structure. The affected surfaces will become unpleasant to look at, and the odors may disturb many people. The result of long-term smoking in enclosed areas is like that of a fire. However, tobacco smoke chemicals are much more difficult to eliminate than those of an actual fire. Tobacco residue is extremely hard to remove and requires professional equipment and services.
Short-term cigarette odor removal solutions
If you want inexpensive short-term solutions, try these tips:
•Use an air purifier in your home.
•Sprinkle baking soda on the carpets, leave it overnight to absorb bad smells, and vacuum it the next day.
•Place saucers of white vinegar around the house and leave them overnight to neutralize the smell.
•Get indoor plants — they can absorb up to 87% of indoor pollutants.
•Place small bowls of coffee throughout the home.*
•Use scented or non-scented candles.
•Leave orange peels around the home.*
* Please use caution when placing these items in areas that are accessible to kids and/or pets
For more information on odor removal contact PuroClean Emergency Services. We are happy to provide a free estimate 513-897-8990 or 937-401-9700.