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How To Eliminate Cigarette Odors From Your Home

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Ozone generator An ozone generator can remove smoke odor from your property.

How to Get Rid of Cigarette Odors in Your Home

It is commonly accepted that cigarette smoke is an odor that adheres to surfaces when the smoke cloud abates. But the truth is, the smoke is a combination of odorous chemicals that can cling to surfaces for months after the haze is gone. Many people in Mascot, TN, try scrubbing, repainting, and home deodorization to remove the smell, but even after those efforts, the odor can still linger. If the smell haunts you when you enter your home, here are some helpful hints on eliminating it once and for all.

Chemical Compounds

The reason the cigarette smoke sticks to your walls and carpets is that many of the chemicals are solvents that can permeate your home’s surfaces, including wood. When you clean, it often cannot reach the odor-causing chemicals because they can be deep below the layer being scrubbed.

Ozone Treatment

There are no magical odor-removing tools, but ozone home deodorization comes close. As the ozone sprays into the room, it breaks down odors at the molecular level. Ozone can treat:

  • Bacteria
  • Germs
  • Spores
  • Microbes

The molecules causing the offensive odor can chemically react with the ozone particles. Therefore, after cleaning the room, the ozone treatment can usually eliminate the remaining unpleasant scents and kill them for good. However, if carpets or woodwork have not been cleaned sufficiently after being in a heavy smoke-laden room, the unpleasant cigarette odor may eventually come back.

Professional Removal

Ozone can be a respiratory irritant, so consider leaving the generator-fueled operation to a professional odor removal crew. If the smell is unpleasant enough, even after cleaning, the ozone treatment may take up to 3 days. During that time, all pets, plants, and people may need to be relocated until the ozone removal crew completes the work.

When lingering cigarette smoke becomes too much, fight back with a home deodorization. Ozone can help remove odors and return your clean-smelling home to you.

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