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How to Remove the Smell of Smoke from the House

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: February 13, 2017
How to Remove the Smell of Smoke from the House

Tobacco gives off an odor which is unpleasant for those who do not smoke, but in turn can also be annoying for smokers because it is impregnated in curtains, furniture, walls... and other elements of our home. Also, it is not easy to remove, and becomes one of the most complicated odors. If you also want to know how to get rid of the annoying smell of cigarettes do not miss this oneHOWTO article on how to remove the smell of smoke from the home.

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Steps to follow:


Ideally avoid smoking in enclosed areas, or better yet, stop smoking. The smoke that is impregnated in the walls, sofa and curtains continues to be harmful long after you stopped smoking. For this reason, it is important to get the smoke smell out and stop smoking in the house, car, etc., especially if kids are living there.


It is important to properly ventilate the house in general and in particular the rooms where you smoke.


It is also a good idea to install air purifiers filtering harmful substances and improving overall air quality.


If the smoke is impregnated in the house, it will be important to get to everything in the house to remove the smoke. To do this, you should scrub the walls with white vinegar, and repaint them. Special paints that cover up the residues left by smoke can be found at any convenience store. In the absence of special paint, a double layer of regular paint will do.


Next, you will have to wash all fabric in the house that was exposed to smoke: bed linnen, curtains, sofas, etc.. Fabric really absorbs the smoke and the only way to take it out is to wash them.

You should also mop the floors and clean all the furniture in the house.

If the smell is on your clothes too, take a look at how to get rid of smoke smell from your clothes too.


For mild tobacco smells, a home remedy to remove the smell of tobacco is to fill a pot with water, bring it to heat and when it begins to boil, add a third of white vinegar. Let it boil for a quarter of an hour and put the pan in the rooms where its smells of smoke. Water vapour will flood the room and thus be able to eradicate the smell of cigarettes. We can also choose to place bowls with vinegar in overnight in the rooms where people smoke.


There are also anti-tobacco candles which can help remove the odour of cigarettes that permeates our home, but we must ensure that they are natural candles that are not painted with toxic pigments, or decorated with metallic elements.

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