A cigarette smoke smell in your home can linger for several months or, in extreme cases, years. This odour is not just unpleasant, however – it could be putting yours and others’ health at risk. It is recommended that get rid of the smoke smell in your house as soon as possible.
ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers thorough and effective cigarette smoke odour removal services. Its odour neutralisation professionals can use non-abrasive, non-toxic chemicals and state-of-the-art equipment to completely eliminate trapped odours.
Keep reading to find out how to banish the smell of cigarettes from your home.
What causes the cigarette smoke odour?
When a cigarette is smoked inside a property, the pollutants settle on hard surfaces and embed themselves deep in porous surfaces, like upholstered furniture. The chemicals include formaldehyde and naphthalene which are dangerous to be exposed to.
Known as thirdhand smoke, this is what causes properties owned by smokers to smell like cigarettes. Unlike secondhand smoke which will eventually dissipate, the particles can cling to and penetrate surfaces, and could last in a property for a very long time.
Thirdhand smoke does not just leave behind an unpleasant, lingering odour. According to research it can be very hazardous to health and could lead to respiratory illnesses, heart disease, and even cancer.
How to remove thirdhand smoke
To get rid of the odour and make your home safe, you need to remove all the thirdhand smoke particles. As they can settle onto every surface nearby, this will require deep cleaning of all affected surfaces including walls, ceilings, furniture, windows, flooring, and carpets.
You will also need to remove the particles that have embedded themselves in porous surfaces, like the furniture around your home. This will require specialist equipment.
Although lots of home remedies for cigarette smoke removal are shared online, they don’t often tackle the particles and therefore cannot eliminate the smell.
Airing out the property, for example, will not extract the stubborn particles that have settled deep in your curtains. Some hacks, like setting out bowls of white vinegar or boiling lemon peels, will just mask the odour, too, and it could soon return.
Bring in odour removal professionals
Specialist cleaners will have the training, cleaning products, and equipment to remove all the particles quickly. ICE Cleaning’s technicians, for instance, follow a 6-stage smoke smell removal process to ensure they get rid of the odour completely.
They can give you peace of the mind that the smell is taken care of and will not come back. ICE Cleaning operates nationwide, 365 days a year, including bank holidays.
You can find out more about its range of cleaning services on its website.