Smoke Odour Cleaning Advice
Aside from unsightly charring and soot build-up, smoke can leave an unpleasant odours that seems to cling to the walls.
Smoke odours can be quite stubborn.
Depending upon how strong the smoke odours are, one or more of these methods may prove helpful. Keep in mind, though, that if the smoke odours has permeated into your carpets, draperies, furnishings, etc., there is little that can be done to eliminate the smoke odours unless these items are removed or replaced.
Smoke Odour Cleaners
1. Vinegar: White vinegar cuts through odours naturally. Try wiping down walls, furniture, floors, etc. with white vinegar.
Also, try putting bowls of vinegar around the room with the smoke damage, leaving them there for several days. If you can’t handle the smell of vinegar either, mix a little bit of lavender oil into the bowls to help cut the odours of the vinegar.
2. Baking Soda: Baking soda is another natural odours-absorber.
Try sprinkling a good amount of baking soda over carpets, floors, furniture, etc. Leave bowls of baking soda around the room for several days to help absorb the odours.
3. Febreeze: Febreeze, a popular odours-reducing product sold in many stores,
Febreeze uses a chemical compound called cyclodextrin, a sugar-like substance that absorbs odours. Spraying the area down with Febreze may help to reduce the smoke odours.
4. Activated Charcoal: This product, often used as a detoxifying agent.
Charcoal s also a natural odours absorbent. Placing bowls of activated charcoal (powdered form) around your room may help to absorb the smoke odours.
5. Fresh Air: In the warmer weather, leave your windows and doors open as much as possible.
Fresh air will eventually dissipate the smell of smoke.
6. Ozone Generators: There are products on the market known as Ozone Generators
Ozone Generators help in reducing or even eliminating smoke odours from your house. Remember, though, that these expensive products, while effective in reducing the odours, will not eliminate it completely if the odours has permeated the carpets, draperies, furnishings, etc.
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