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Banning Cigarette Odors From Your Home

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Ozone generator Ozone neutralizes the foul odors caused by cigarette smoke.

Getting Rid of Cigarette Odors in Your Home

Whether you smoke cigarettes or think it is a bad habit, you probably don’t enjoy the smell of stale cigarette smoke. Unfortunately, though, smoke odors from cigarettes and cigars can linger for decades in Batavia, IL, homes. You don’t have to put up with the smell of old cigarettes. By contracting with a restoration specialist for home deodorization, you can leave your home smelling fresh and clean.

A Holistic Cleanup Process
As you probably know, smoke from cigarettes has a funny way of getting virtually everywhere inside your home. When smoke contaminates walls, ceilings, furniture and other belongings, you need a holistic approach to removing it. Restoration professionals typically do the following to remove smoke odors:

• Open windows and doors to allow fresh air into your home
• Remove and replace all heating, air conditioning and other filters
• Scrub walls with ammonia and glycol
• Use a sealant to lock-in smoke odors on the walls and ceilings of your home
• Paint walls and ceilings with a fresh coat of latex paint
• Professionally clean all furniture, fixtures and personal belongings

Cigarette and cigar smoke smell so badly because of the gases and toxic substances they release. When odors are extreme, restoration technicians often use ozone-generating machines for home deodorization. Ozone neutralizes the foul odors caused by cigarette smoke. Professionals simply plug in the machine, set a timer, and create ozone. Note, though, since ozone can be harmful to people, you must vacate your home when the ozone machine is creating the gas. Technicians repeat the process until all lingering odors are gone.
You don’t have to live with the unpleasant smell of old cigarettes. While removing ingrained odors is not necessarily simple for amateurs, professional restoration technicians deal with home deodorization all the time. With the right cleaning process and some assistance from ozone, your Batavia, IL, home can likely smell as if no one has ever puffed on a cigarette there.

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