Could you do with a Cigarette smoke removal machine ? So it’s the morning after the big house party, your head is murky, everything sounds far too loud and everything looks a little blurry. Gradually throughout the day you start to feel better, but hey what’s that funky smell ?
Then you start remembering things from the night before – pretty much half of the guests were smoking cigarettes and cigars all night, in every room of your house. The lingering smell of smoke isn’t an attractive one – and it certainly isn’t going to help your hangover in the morning.
Well here you go, the magic cigarette smoke removal machine is now available for just $75,759.00 …
Ok maybe not, but there are several ways to remove and keep cigarette smoke odors out of your house, and they don’t all cost thousands of dollars – holy smoke no! some of these ideas are absolutely free!
1 Air Purifiers
An air purifier is designed to filter the air and remove particles such as dust, dander and toxins. Not all air purifiers will get rid of smoke though, it’ll need to be able to handle the particles in the air that you can see, that make up smoke and also the tiny particles that make the odor. In order to take care of both these tasks you’ll want an air purifier with a true HEPA filtering system. HEPA filtering systems are certified to show that they can filter out 99.97% of the really tiny particles (.3 micron) from the air – these are the particles you’ll find in cigarette smoke.
You’ll also want your air purifier to have an activated carbon filter, which contains miniscule pores to take care of the smoke smell.
2 Baking Soda
Sprinkle some baking soda around the room where most of the smokers had congregated – sprinkle it on the floor, on the couches and chairs and any fabrics in the room. Then leave it for 12 hours. In this time, the baking soda will absorb the smoky smell. Repeat the process as long as necessary to remove the smell/
This can be used in the room or for removing smoke smell from clothing. Simply add a cup of vinegar to a bowl of hot water, put the bowl on the floor and hang your clothes above it. The steamed vinegar will remove the smoke odor leaving them fresh and good to go again. You can also do this effectively with cider vinegar – yes cider vinegar smells very strong, but the smell will disappear very quickly, unlike the smoke which will linger for a long time unless you take steps like this to remove it.
Smoke will always infiltrate the walls of your house and one of the best ways to get this out is with amonia and water. Mix the amonia with the water and scrub the walls with it. You can also apply this to other parts of the house to get rid of that night before smoky smell.
Charcoal is another substance that will happily absorb the smoke smell. Simply get a couple of handfuls of charcoal and put them in a bowl and if possible do this with a few bowls. Place them around the room in strategic positions – where did the most smoking take place? – leave a bowl there and near to fabrics where the smoke has been absorbed.
If you like apples then this one is for you – an apple is a fruit that likes to absorb things. Slice up some apples and leave them around the room, just like the charcoal suggestion above. The apples will once again absorb the smoke odor, but will also leave an appley scent in the room, doubling up as an air purifier and a natural air freshner. If you’re not keen on apples though maybe give this one a miss.
7 Wash the windows
Just as odors will freely make their way to the walls, windows will also be in the firing line. If people are allowed to smoke in a room for long periods of time, you’ll start to see the windows change colour as they adopt a yellow/brown nicotine stain. Wash the windows (and all other surfaces in the room) and then open them. It might seem obvious, but opening the window will instantly freshen the room as the offending particles make their way to the outside.
8 The last resort
If the room has been subject to smoke for a long period of time then some of these methods may make a difference, but there may still be an underlying, lingering odor. At this point you may have to resort to:
- Calling out professionals to deep clean carpets and upholstery
- Change the carpet
- Strip the walls and repaint them
But what about the cigarette smoke removal machine ?
Well sadly the cigarette smoke removal machine has yet to be invented, but if you combine the methods above, you’ll be in good stead to remove that lingering cigarette smell.