I need to know how to get rid of cigarette smoke in my house. My husband smokes. I have used all kinds of spray. Burned candles, still I can smell the smoke. What can I use? I have a small poodle, so I would need something that wouldn't hurt my dog.
Shonda from Grand Rivers, KY
Fill a spray bottle 3/4 full with cold water. Pour in 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar. Every time your husband lights up, spray him down with this solution.
I have a room attached to my garage that is sheetrocked and insulated, but is not painted or primed. My renters smoke very heavily in this room and now that room and the garage smells. When they took down the pictures that they had hanging up there is a brown tint around where the picture was hanging.
We have had the windows open but this does not help. What is the best way to get the smell out. Also, is priming it now just going to make the smell stick into the walls.
Please help with any ideas!
There is a tried and true product easily found at Lowe's, Home Depot etc. It is called TSP my friend smoked like a fiend and never would open windows to air out! When she would move we would go tet TSP and scrub the walls with it, I helped just to see the clean walls.
How do you get rid of cigarette smell in your home?
I also use bread and vinegar. I put a piece of bread on a small plate and saturate it with vinegar, then set it out in the rooms. Seems to work.
My husband smokes cigarettes in the bedroom, but the whole house smells like an ashtray. I've tried to get him to smoke outside but to no avail. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the "ashtray" smell in my house? Thanks.
I've never lived with a smoker and won't let anyone smoke in my home or in my car. That said, I'd beg, plead and cry if I had to in order to try to get him to smoke outside. I have a couple friends who smoke and they are very considerate. My sister whom I haven't seen in years burned a hole in my living room carpet and one in my car. I know this doesn't answer your question which I don't have an answer for but if it bothers you as much as it seems to I'd probably get away from him every time he lights up by going outside. Maybe he'd see how much it bothers you.
My grandbaby is visiting soon and I have been doing everything I know to rid the house of cigarette smoke. I have gotten the carpets cleaned. I am also washing draperies and steaming my tile floors. But I still can smell a stale odor even though I haven't smoked in the house in over a year. I'm thinking the walls and my plastic blinds are holding the odor. I heard vinegar and water may work, but I'm afraid the strong smell of vinegar will run everybody out of the house. Suggestions?
White vinegar is a great deodorant if allowed to dry completely, mix with water, not full strength.
But I would use dawn [blue] and a tablespoon of bleach in a bucket of water. Cigarette smoke contains tar, which is sticky so that's for the Dawn, and bleach will deodorize. The walls need that treatment and it will help. Much of the smell will be gone in few hours. Don't overdo the bleach.
My house smells of cigarette smoke, thanks to the people who lived in it before me. I was told to bleach the walls to get out the smell, but was wondering if there were any other ways to get out that nasty smell. Thanks.
By Deborah A
I used Murphy's Oil Soap to clean my walls for the same reason. It worked well. Good Luck.
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By Dianne E
I have been given a brand new wheelchair (electric) which I needed badly, but the lady who had it smoked a lot and it smells of strong cigarette smoke. Anyone have a good suggestion on how to remove the scent from the chair? I have tried Murphy's oil soap, Lysol, Febreze and setting it out in the sun all day.
The chair is regular wheelchair material. Thank you.
By knettles from GA
If she was a heavy smoker, the smoke has gotten into the mechanism also. I would use baking soda (dry) sprinkle it everywhere, then vacuum in an hour. Coat it again with the baking soda and just leave it to wear off naturally. You can also try the carpet deodorizers for pets and smoke. I get mine at the local dollar store.
I acquired a relatively new refrigerator from a house where someone smoked. The refrigerator has the smell of stale smoke inside. How do I get rid of this odor?
Gretchen from Cincinnati, OH
Have tried all of the above and now have a combo odor of vinegar and smoke. My grandson thought it was awful! I'm thinking the smoke odor must be coming from within the frig; I'm about ready to just give it away. Lesson learned; never purchase any appliance from a smoking family!
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I don't smoke but my family does and I know these work. To get rid of smoke and smoke odor, there are two things you can do. One: keep a candle lit while smoking, the flame draws the smoke and absorbs it. Or, two: keep a small dish or cup of vinegar near by. The vinegar absorbs the smoke. You can tell when to change the vinegar by the color. When the top becomes dark, dump it and pour fresh. How often you need to change it depends on how much smoking is going on.
By Linda Lush
You can also keep a simmering pot on the stove with orange peelings or lemon peelings. Tina (08/12/2006)
I am cleaning a home for someone who is allergic to cigarette smoke and the house just reeks of it.
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By In The Service Business
1 How can I help get rid of smoke and damp odors in my home? I am still a smoker.
Charity from Harrodsburg, KY
Add one can of Real Coca-Cola (not sugar free) per load of wash to your machine for your clothes, draperies and other washables.
From a non-smoker's point of view, it doesn't matter what you do to remove the smell, unless you start smoking outside, the smell will always be there. You best bet is to prime your walls with a good primer, then paint them, that will take care of the smoke that's in the walls. You'll also have to wash your carpeting.
But you can avoid the whole mess by renting a simple machine. An Ozone machine. Just leave it running for most of a day and leave the house. When you return, there will be no more smoke smell. The ozone gets inside the walls, carpets, draperies, and upholstered furniture. It will remove the smell very quickly, like there's no tomorrow. I know! We had a house fire and the smoke permeated everything and the ozone machine they brought over got rid of every bit of the nasty smoke smell in 2 days. (It took 2 days because it was a large 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 story home). You can usually find Ozone Machines at your local rental store. If not, look in the yellow pages under "Fire". Also, buy a quality air freshener that works with ozone and air the house out as much as possible. (With doors and windows open) (12/24/2008)
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