Smoke odor removal means eliminating smoke smells from a home or other interior space, like a car, boat or even an airplane. There are several ways to remove smoke but the most effective way depends on the extent of the smoke damage.

Opening windows and running fans can help clear the air for minor odors. More intense smells may need specialized cleaning products and industrial-strength ventilation fans. In extreme cases, removing and replacing affected building materials may be necessary.

What is Smoke Odor?

Smoke odors are caused by the smoke molecules released into the air when a material burns. These tiny particles can stay in the air long after extinguishing a fire. They can also travel long distances, so the smell of smoke can be a problem even if there isn’t a fire nearby.

Smoke smells can be tough to eliminate because the particles can get into things like clothes, furniture, and carpeting. Lasting odors can also cause respiratory problems if left untreated.

Cigarette smoke is the most common source of smoke smell, but various things can leave behind a smokey smell.

Smoke Odor Can be Caused by:

  • Cigarette, cigar or marijuana smoke
  • House fires
  • Old air filters
  • Mold
  • Faulty air sealing
  • Water heater damage

How To Alleviate Smoke Smell and Cigarette Smoke

PuroClean of Wellington can help you with all types of odor removal. We deal with cigarette smoke odor, cigar and other tobacco smoke and even marijuana odors.

Removing cigarette smoke smell can be challenging, especially if the particles remain inside a property for an extended period. We list items below that you can use to lessen the cigarette smell in the short term.

Air Purifiers. An air purifier is one of the best ways to remove unpleasant odors from your home. They work by trapping airborne particles, including smoke, in a filter. There are different types of air purifiers out there, so be sure to choose one specifically designed to remove smoke odors.

Replace HVAC air filters. Like other porous materials, the filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units absorb odors. Worse yet, these systems can recirculate the offensive odors and even spread the nasty smell. To change the filter, check your HVAC system owner’s manual.

Activated Charcoal.  Using activated charcoal is another way to remove the smell of smoke from your home. Activated charcoal works by absorbing smoke particles. You can purchase activated charcoal at most hardware stores or online.

Use an Air Freshener. Air fresheners can remove smoke odor by masking the unpleasant scent left behind by smoke particles. Air fresheners do not eliminate the underlying odor. But, they provide temporary relief by introducing more pleasant fragrances into the environment. Likewise, scented candles will help cover up some smell. But like air fresheners, candles are masking agents, not odor eliminators.

Open Your Windows. Ah! Good ole fresh air! Opening all the windows in your home will allow for ventilation and air circulation. Ventilation allows fresh outdoor air to enter and carry away the bad odors.

Vinegar. Vinegar is a natural way to remove smoke odors from your home. Fill a bowl with vinegar and place it in the room where the smoke odor is most intense. The vinegar will absorb the smoke odor molecules over time. Either white vinegar or apple cider vinegar will work.

Baking Soda. Baking soda can also remove smoke smells from soft surfaces in your home. You can sprinkle baking soda on surfaces with the most pungent smoke odor, such as carpets or upholstered furniture. Let the baking soda sit for a few hours before vacuuming it.

Use a Professional. If you can’t entirely remove the odors from your home, you may need to hire a professional property damage restoration service. Professional property damage restoration experts have access to industrial-strength cleaners and equipment that can efficiently remove even the most stubborn smoke.

Professional Smoke Smell Removal

PuroClean’s smoke smell removal services get rid of lingering smells and improve indoor air quality. To do this we use specialized equipment and deodorizing products. Our trained technicians will ensure your property is clean and fresh.

Our removal process typically begins with assessing the affected area. We then use air filtration devices (AFDs) with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA filters).

We also use charcoal filters to further air circulation and neutralize odor molecules. In addition, we may use other techniques, like thermal fogging or ozone generation, to eliminate any remaining odors. We aim to provide you with the cleanest air possible so you can breathe easily again.

PuroClean’s restoration technicians are experienced in smoke and fire damage remediation. They can handle all aspects of the repair and reconstruction process. The lasting smells from a fire can be tough to remove, but our team will work diligently to ensure your home, office, or vehicle is smoke-free.

We also address structural damage and rebuild any areas that need to be replaced. We aim to make the entire process seamless so you can quickly return to your everyday routine.

Odor Removal for Homes, Businesses, Cars, Boats, Planes

Wherever you have an odor problem, we can help you eliminate odors caused by cigarette smoke, pets, mold, or other sources. As well as serving homes, businesses and commercial properties, our odor removal services extend to your car, boat or airplane.

We can come to you at the dock, airport or your commercial building.

To Prevent Lingering Smoke Odor, Call PuroClean of Wellington

Smoke damage restoration is complicated. The remediation and repair must be done thoroughly to succeed. Call PuroClean of Wellington for professional help with the challenging task of smoke odor removal. We have the professional training, equipment, and experience to ensure your air quality isn’t compromised due to lingering smoke.

Explore our website or call us at (561) 412-5566 to schedule an appointment today. We serve Wellington and cities near us in Palm Beach County, like Lake Worth and West Palm Beach.

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