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How Smoking Can Impact the Odor of Your Home


Smoking in the home leads to a very serious and lingering odor. If you have recently moved into a home or an apartment and you find the past residents smoked, you will probably want the unpleasant odor gone right away. If you have quit smoking, congratulations. The next thing to do is remove odors from your home. Green Home Solutions provides our clients with information on the impact of smoking in the home.

When a person smokes, tar and other tobacco substances are released into the air and stick to just about everything. They stick to furniture, cabinets, rugs, walls and hard to reach areas such as the ceiling. Removing smoke odor from your home is not an easy task but there are a few things that you can do on your own to help. For unneeded small household items such as old newspapers, it may be best to throw them out since it will be difficult to completely remove the odor.

The first step is to air your home out, open all doors and windows to let fresh air in. Air fresheners can be used to temporary relieve unpleasant smells, but will likely wear off quickly. It is important to start with washing home fabrics such as bedding, rugs, blankets and curtains in baking soda and detergent. Next layer a mixture of baking soda and water over mattresses, carpet, curtains, or any other large items that won’t fit in a washer machine. Baking soda with a steam cleaner will likely remove obnoxious odors from large materials. Let the baking soda sit on your large fabric furniture for approximately an hour before rinsing. Removing smoke odor from walls and hard surfaces will require cleansing and scrubbing with a vinegar and water. Vinegar mixtures work well to remove some of the odor from your walls and hard surfaces but it will be tough to completely remove the unpleasant smoke odor. Do not forget to scrub and wipe down the windows and doors, this can be a great place for pesky odors to linger.

Cleaning, scrubbing and washing will becoming overwhelming very quickly and even after all your hard work the smoke odor may still remain. It can be very frustrating to work this hard and find the odor is still lingering. Air fresheners will only work for so long and they do not truly fix the problem. Do not mask the odor: get rid of it with expert help. At Green Home Solutions we provide ingredients that attack the odor and consume the odor particles completely without leaving a chemical or perfume smell behind. Our experts are professional, educated and friendly. We our locally owned and operated and will make sure you are completely satisfied after the service is completed. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. At Green Home Solutions we proudly service all of Central Kentucky, including Lexington, Versailles, Georgetown, and Nicholasville. Call Green Home Solutions today to allow our professionals to make odor removal a simple and satisfying experience for you.