How to Remove Cigarette Odour

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  • November 4, 2015
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Removing cigarette odour from your home.

                      At Zen Carpet Cleaning, we value a stress-free life. Everybody has his or her own ways of relaxing and winding down. For many of us, unfortunately, that means smoking cigarettes.

Cigarette smoke has a horrible smell, and that smell has the tendency to linger in our homes. The irony of the situation is, this impure smell in the air will actually add to your stress. The value of breathing in clean, pure, smoke-free air is immeasurable.

Zen believes you deserve to breathe in only the best!

So whether you’re a smoker who’s thinking of quitting, or a non-smoker who just moved in to a home that smells of cigarette smoke, this article will help you remove the odour for good!

Stop smoking inside, even with the windows open. Seriously. Stop.  

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Some people think that if they blow smoke out their windows, they don’t have to worry about the smell lingering in their homes. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Smoke moves rather fluidly, and can easily creep its way back in to your home. Don’t taint the air you breathe in; go smoke outside.


Get your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned.

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If you’ve made any attempt to remove the smell already, you maybe have noticed that a regular vacuuming and cleaning just won’t do. Think of cigarette smoke as melted candle wax- once it touches something, it’s extremely difficult to remove, especially from fabrics.

Professional cleaners, at least those who know what they’re doing, like Zen, are traiend to deal with these sorts of odours. We know carpet and upholstery through and through, and therefore we know how to properly treat it. We’ll get the job done, and we’ll do it in a way that’s safe for the environment, and for your loved ones.


Clean your appliances

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This one’s not as obvious, and is often the reason why people get so frustrated when they try to remove cigarette odours. Smoke loves dust. It will cling to it with all its might, and the inside of our appliances are generally extremely dusty. That’s why our appliances are a major contributing factor to the smell of smoke in our homes. The smoke gets trapped in all of the dust, so make sure to give it a thorough cleaning.

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Pay close attention to appliances that heat up, as cigarette smoke is attracted to heat sources. For example, our heaters should be the first appliances to be cleaned.

Cleaning our appliances is not only important for our health, but also for the appliances themsleves. There’s a lot of moisture in smoke, and that can cause damage in our electronics over time. Take the time to clean them.

Scrub the walls

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Your walls could probably use a good cleaning, anyways. This will not only improve the smell in your house, but the colour of your walls will also brighten up. Scrubbing such a huge surface, however, is a daunting task, and takes a lot of time, patience, and skill. Luckily, our cleaning partner Life Maid Easy offers wall-cleaning services, and would be happy to take of the job for you.

Leave saucers of ammonia around the house.

Removing Cigarette Odours


If you’ve exhausted all other options, this is the age-old-trick that always seems to work. Leave one in every room, and change the ammonia every few days until the smell goes away.



If you need help removing bad odours from your home, or with any other cleaning needs, please do not hesitate to contact us!