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3 Ways To Get Cigarette Smoke Out of Your Home

6/25/2022 (Permalink)

Ozone generator The best way to remove smoke from your home is with an ozone machine.

Three Methods for Getting Cigarette Smoke Out of Your House

Cigarette smoke is one of the most pervasive smells out there, and once it gets onto something, it can be hard to remove it. Instead of masking odors with air fresheners, use these three methods to remove the cigarette smells from your Mineola, NY, home.

1. Use a Home Deodorization Ozone Machine
The best way to get rid of the smoke smell is to clean the air in your home. You can do this with an ozone machine. The ozone machine uses an electric discharge to split oxygen molecules into single atoms, creating ozone. The atoms then attach themselves to the organic compounds in the air - the compounds producing the smells - and neutralize them. If the ozone machine doesn't get rid of the smells, contact an odor removal service to help remedy the situation. 

2. Wipe Down All Surfaces
Because of how fine it is, smoke can easily find its way into every nook and cranny in your home. So, as part of your home deodorization journey, you need to deep clean every surface that has been in contact with the smoke. Steam clean floors and upholstery that have smoke on them. Use a half water/half distilled vinegar mixture and wipe down bookcases, tables and walls. The vinegar smell will dissipate when the mixture dries. 

3. Clean Your HVAC Unit
The air filter in your HVAC system is designed to catch particles and clean the air in your home, which means you could be continually adding to the smoke smell when you don't regularly change the filter. Purchase the strongest filter your HVAC unit can handle and change it every few weeks while you're working to remove the smoke smell from your home. Also, contact an HVAC maintenance company to clean the ducts in your home and remove any lingering smells that might be trapped inside them. 
Your home deodorization process might take some time, but you can have your home smelling great in no time with some hard work and dedication. 

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