How To Deal with Cigarette Odours In Your Home

Friday 8th April 2022

Alice Redshaw

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Cigarette smoke can linger for long periods of time indoors, and is a tough odour to remove. It becomes settled in all manner of things in your home, from carpet and upholstery to the floor and ceiling.

Here at ICE Cleaning, we deliver highly effective odour removal services that will neutralise unpleasant smells in your home. We operate 24/7, 365 days a year and use only non-abrasive and non-harmful solutions to carry out the clean..

If you’re wishing to sell your property, or have just moved into a new home, you will want to deal with lingering cigarette smells. Professional solutions are the most efficient way to remove stubborn odours, so call in the experts as soon as you can.

What are the health impacts of third-hand smoke?

Third-hand smoke refers to the remnants of smoke left on items such as clothes, upholstery and other belongings.

Encountering it holds a multitude of risks, with children being particularly acute to its effects. Exposure could lead to cancer developing, including cancer of the lungs and pancreas.

For more information about the health risks associated with third-hand smoke, have a look at this article published by Healthline.

Things you can do to help

In 2019, approximately 6.9 million of us smoked in the UK according to the ONS, so it is worth knowing how to deal with the scent in your home.

In our blog, we take a look at some of the things you can do to mitigate the effects of smoke odours.

Clean your carpet

Cigarette smells can linger in carpets from ash settling during the act of smoking.

As the fibres in flooring collect many substances, it is no wonder that cigarette smoke settles in the material.

It is recommended that you have your carpet steam-cleaned to thoroughly wash away the scent of cigarettes from the carpet. Professional steam cleaning may be useful here, as the experts will have the knowledge to perform the job well and safely.

If you have just moved into your home with cigarette smells, it would be a good idea to have the carpets thoroughly cleaned before you have furniture moved into that area.

Scrub down windows

Windows need maintaining regularly to prevent cigarette odours from remaining. 

Put the curtains through the washing machine too where possible by following all safety instructions, as cigarette smells can attach themselves to these items too.

It is important that any curtains or blinds are removed from the window frame prior to cleaning taking place, and all electrical equipment is safely stored away.

Clean your furniture

Due to its porous nature, furniture is prone to cigarette smells settling on its exterior. You should take time to vacuum seating regularly and put any cushions through the washing machine if the guidance advises it.

When it comes to welcoming visitors in your home, they will likely sit on your furniture. To ensure they feel comfortable in your property, keeping on top of cleaning is essential.

It will also help when you are selling your property, as it is not enough to just try and mask the smell. To fully handle the problem, you will need the help of a professional cleaning company.

Ventilate the property

When smoking in your home, you should open windows to allow fresh air to circulate within the property. 

Though it could cost, you may wish to purchase an air purifier. This will help ventilate rooms within your home. 

By allowing fresh air into the home, property will feel less stagnant. In winter time, it is still recommended to open windows where you can to help prevent cigarette smells from settling.

Taking little measures like this into consideration can make all the difference, and help you when it comes to selling your house. Having unpleasant odours remaining in the home can actually affect the value of the home if you do not act to remove them.

Clean ceilings and hard surfaces

Though ceilings might not be your first thought when it comes to cigarette smoke, they do not escape the smell unfortunately.

If you are not properly qualified, consider hiring the help of professionals to deal with this potentially dangerous task.

Cigarettes also leave stains on hard surfaces, so giving all these exteriors a thorough wipe down a few times can help to reduce the strength of the smoke scent. 

Maintaining a regular cleaning of hard surfaces may help keep cigarette smells at bay, as well as ensuring the rest of your property stays in a fresh condition.

Our cigarette smoke odour removal services

We offer smoke odour removal nationwide, and can be on site in just an hour in the event of an emergency.

Our technicians will work hard to remove the cigarette smells from the property, and use state-of-the-art equipment to do so. Additionally, our friendly support team is on hand to help you with whatever you need.

Following the clean, a representative will be in touch to check you're happy with everything and address any concerns you may have.

Similar services we offer

If you find yourself victim of further smoke damage, we can assist you. For instance, we offer:

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To learn more about the cigarette smoke odour removal services we offer, reach out to us today on 0208 066 0360 or

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