How to Get Rid of Smoke Smells in Your Home

Although it may appear to be harmless, cigarette smoke contains many harmful compounds and can quickly invade every single surface in your home. What’s worse, smoke can persist, resulting in having to smell it whenever you enter a room. Is there any way to really get rid of smoke smells in your home? Yes; we’ll reveal how.

Solutions That Can Remove Smoke

ashtray with cigarette on a reflecting surface of a glass table

There are a wide variety of ways to remove the smoke smell from your home; it just depends on how much effort you want to put into it. So here are some tried and tested methods, from hardest to easiest.

Elbow Grease

Woman cleaning with a spray detergent

One method for removing smoke is as effective now as it ever was: plain old washing and scrubbing with some baking soda, peroxide, and vinegar solution. Baking soda remains an ideal abrasive and effective room freshener. Peroxide uses the power of hydrogen to eliminate odors as it safely brightens. Vinegar is yet another effective way to remove smoke.

When mixed together in equal parts, these ingredients can be used to remove both smoke smells and those yellow stains from walls, ceilings, and even upholstered furniture. For carpeting, sprinkle baking soda and wait 10 to 15 minutes before vacuuming.

Dusting

Man cleaning table in home with cloth

Dusting certain items like knick-knacks in your home can also help. This is because when smoke residue is released into a room, it settles onto every single surface. Paying attention to small decorative pieces can have a big impact.

Steam

Janitor removing dirt from sofa cushion with steam cleaner, closeup

Steam cleaning is another terrific way to deep clean and disinfect furniture and other soft surfaces in your home that may have been invaded by smoke odor. Handheld steamers are available in every size.

To clean, simply fill the steamer with water, hold it a few inches away from the surface, and move it slowly across, up or down. If you prefer, you can also add some lavender, citrus, or another fragrant essential oil to the water for some extra cigarette smell fighting power if your machine okays its use.

Do the Laundry

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For clothing and other items that have become smoky, a trip through the washing machine and dryer can eliminate the smell of smoke.

Instead of using high-perfume detergents, consider adding some cleaning vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to wash water along with natural detergent (like soap nuts) to help eliminate smells without added chemicals.

In the dryer, a few drops of lavender and citrus essential oils on a clean cloth is a simple dryer sheet that adds chemical-free scent.

New Filters

Air purifier on wooden floor in comfortable home.

If you have an air purifier system or furnace in your home, their filters can both trap and redistribute smelly smoke particles whenever those systems turn on. Swapping out those old air filters for new ones will make all the difference to your home’s overall freshness.

Open the Windows

Woman opening window curtains at home in morning

Allowing fresh air and sunlight into your home by opening the windows is one of the easiest ways to get rid of smoke smell. Combined, the sun and air offer their own natural cleaning power.

It can help to keep the windows open as you clean to allow smoke particles to exit and fresh air to enter. You might also consider placing smoky items outside to remove odors.

Banish Smoke Smell the First Time, Every Time

man holding smoking a cigarette in hand

If you think that all of the above smoke removal methods seem like a lot of work, you would be correct! Thankfully, there’s another method that doesn’t require you to do anything other than open a container.

The Power of Cl02

Cl02, otherwise known as chlorine dioxide, is a safe, powerful, and efficient eliminator of unwanted odors; just release it into the air, and the smells are gone. How is this possible? Cl02 gas quickly degrades in the presence of air. A byproduct of this degrading process is the release of oxygen, which immediately evicts smells from both hard and soft surfaces.

The benefits of Cl02 don’t stop there; even after it’s finished getting rid of smoke and other smells, it continues to degrade into saline solution, which is completely harmless and environmentally friendly to boot.

The Challenge

Cl02 is a popular choice for industry because it is capable of eliminating odors from large industrial spaces. Unfortunately, this is because large-scale applications were the only possibility. Now there is a way to get all of the benefits of Cl02 for your home.

Get Rid of Smoke Forever with Room Shocker from Biocide Systems

Biocide Room Shocker 4 pack

Smoke can sneak into your home, penetrating every surface so completely that you may think you’ll never get rid of it. Our team at Biocide Systems has developed the solution. This product not only works but will forever change the way you deal with the smell of smoke in your home.

We asked ourselves one question: How can we generate Cl02 on a small scale as it’s needed? Our Room Shocker product was the answer. Just open the package, leave it to sit, and eliminate the smell of smoke from your home forever. Guaranteed.

Just like a natural fumigator, Room Shocker penetrates surfaces instantly, vaporizing smoke molecules on contact over 400 square feet. What if you need more coverage than that? That’s no problem with our Home Cleanup Bundle, which contains four Room Shockers for a total of 1600 square feet of odor-blasting power!

Don’t settle for products and methods that merely cover or absorb odors from smoke; get all of  the benefits of Room Shocker today!

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