How to Remove Cigarette Odors From Your Home or Apartment

How to Remove Cigarette Odors From Your Home or Apartment

Perhaps you’re vacating a rented apartment and throughout the years, you’ve smoked indoors frequently. Or maybe you’ve bought a new home and the old owner has somehow managed to leave behind a strong cigarette smoke smell.

Either way, one thing’s for sure: the property in question needs to not smell like you’ve just walked into a casino!

If you need to remove cigarette odors from your home, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll give you several options to get rid of cigarette smells.

Ventilate Your Home as Much as Possible

If your windows and doors are always closed, then that cigarette smoke that comes with smoking doesn’t have anywhere to go. This means that it’s much easier for the smoke to be absorbed into your property’s walls, ceilings, etc.

It might be too late now, but it’s better than doing nothing at all. ventilate your home as much as you can moving forward. Open all your windows and even doors during the day and only close them if necessary.

Start smoking outside or at least keep the indoor smoking to a minimum. The longer you leave your windows and doors open, the more chance the cigarette smell has to dissipate.

You can turn on your fans to help the process along too!

Use Bowls of Vinegar, Activated Charcoal, or Kitty Litter

All of the items listed above have the ability to absorb smells. So fill up bowls with any of these things and place them around your house. Make sure you replace them every few days to keep up with absorbing the cigarette smoke smell.

This method can be amplified by ventilating your house in conjunction.

Spray Down Surfaces With a Cleaning Mixture

As you might already know, vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent that isn’t harmful since it doesn’t have toxic chemicals in it. This makes it a great first choice when it comes to removing a smoke smell from your home. It’s also fantastic for cleaning the rest of your house.

To start, mix a 1:1 solution of warm water with white vinegar. You can then spray this mixture all over the walls and other hard surfaces. Then, wipe them down with a clean rag.

Most people find the smell of vinegar overwhelming, even when mixed equally with water. So you might want to open the windows and ventilate your rooms before you start doing this.

Another mixture you can use includes a 2:1:2 mixture of ammonia, white vinegar, and baking soda. Put all this together with a bucket of water and use this to scrub your walls and ceilings. It’s a slightly stronger mixture that’ll work on those tough tar stains.

Make sure you get every single surface. When you smoke cigarettes, that smoke dissipates and touches literally everything in your home. So you’ll need to get into every nook and cranny to ensure you’re getting rid of all tar traces, which is what makes that awful smell.

Cover Carpets in Baking Soda

Baking soda is a fantastic odor neutralizer. So it stands to reason that it’d be terrific for removing cigarette odors from your home. After all, it’s an ingredient in one of the mixtures we’ve listed above!

To eliminate cigarette smoke smells from your carpet, sprinkle baking soda generously over it. Then leave it for a few hours; if you can, leaving it overnight is the best option since it’ll have plenty of time to get to work on that unpleasant smell.

After a few hours, or in the morning, simply vacuum up all the baking soda and it should smell nice in your home. If the cigarette odor is still there, you might have to repeat this process a few times before all of the smell is completely neutralized.

Use Vamoose!

One of the most effective ways you can get rid of cigarette smoke smells in your house is to use Vamoose! This spray uses top-of-the-line technology to completely eliminate cigarette odors from practically anything.

First, you’ll want to clean up your house first; this includes vacuuming your carpet and emptying the trash. Use Vamoose! one section at a time in your property for the best results.

You won’t have to worry about harmful fumes from this product. In fact, you should keep all windows and doors shut, plus turn off your AC.

Using both the spray bottle and mini-fogger, spray Vamoose! all over the surfaces of your home, including the walls, ceilings, ceiling fans, vents, curtains, and furniture. You’ll also want to remove the filters from your AC’s intake vents so you can spray Vamoose! in there.

You can then turn on your air conditioning and leave it on for about an hour. This will help the rest of your house dry from the Vamoose! application.

After everything’s dried, you can then open up your windows to get some fresh air in.

If you’re a heavy smoker and/or have been smoking in your home for a very long time, then the tar buildup will be heavier than with other smokers. This might require multiple applications before your house smells completely fresh again.

Remove Cigarette Odors From Your Home Like a Pro

After reading this article, you now have several options if you want to remove cigarette odors from your home.

While most of these methods are great for eliminating tough odors in your house, your best choice is Vamoose! We offer our product in either fragrance-free or scented options, such as leather and new car scents.

In any case, Vamoose! will help you remove cigarette odor from your apartment or house. So trust us to make your property smelling fresh and clean again!

Are you ready to get rid of that foul odor in your home? Then buy a gallon or two of Vamoose! now. If you’re located within the continental USA, then you’ll get free shipping!