Friday, 12 September 2014

How to get rid of the smell of smoke

Smoke is a very specific smell that lingers in a space for a long time.  It becomes musty and quite unpleasant to most and only a through cleaning will eliminate the smell.

Perhaps you've recently given up smoking and as your senses clear you've noticed the smell left behind in your home?  Or perhaps you've bought a home or car that has previously been smoked in or had smoke damage?  The smell of smoke clings to most surfaces...walls, ceilings, upholstery. It really gets in everywhere.

Here's a step by step process on how to remove smoke smell:

  • Protection- put on protective gloves
  • Ventilation - open window and get fans going
  • Vacuum - give the entire space a through vacuum to remove any soot or ash
  • Brass and Copper items - clean these using material specific cleaners only e.g. Brasso
  • Hard surfaces - such as walls, ceilings, floors, books, computer screens, blinds etc. - Use a Chemical Soot Sponge such as Smoke-Solv, this must be used DRY, wipe the area in a single stroke motion - do not rub.
  • Soft furnishings and clothes - smaller items such as clothes, curtains and linen can be washed and preferable air dried to remove the smell.  Larger items such as quilts and comforters can be washed in larger machines at launderette.  For furniture you will want to contact a professional.

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