If you are looking for a way to get rid of the smell of tobacco in an apartment, then you can’t escape general cleaning.
Get rid of the smell of upholstered furniture and textiles
Textile items of the interior are most absorbed by the tobacco smoke: curtains, carpets, upholstered furniture and toys. All that can be moved into a washing machine, you need to wash thoroughly. Before washing things, it’s best to hang out for some time on the street to remove some smell.
Upholstered furniture can be sent to the cleaning, or try to remove stagnant amber on their own. To start, sprinkle the furniture and carpets with baking soda. This substance must remain on the textile surface for at least 18-20 hours.
Then you need to remove the soda with a vacuum cleaner. Most likely, a single use of soda can not do and the process will have to repeat several times.
After processing with soda, apply a household chemistry for cleaning fleece and textile surfaces. Preferably all special substances based on enzymes, which decompose organic matter into harmless elements. Enzymes work in a humid environment, so after applying the product, it is necessary for some time to close the treated surface with polyethylene or damp cloth. After a few hours the surface should be vacuumed and dried thoroughly.
But even the cleaning of ordinary shampoos for carpets and furniture can largely eliminate an unpleasant smell. The main task is to dry things thoroughly. Otherwise, the smell of tobacco in your apartment will soon change the smell of mold.
But not only textiles absorbs tobacco smoke. To eliminate unpleasant odors, you need to rub all the surfaces in the house, starting with mirrors and windows, and finishing with the surfaces of furniture, walls and ceiling. For wiping, you can use a solution of vinegar, which helps to eliminate the tobacco amber. True, then you have to properly ventilate the apartment from the smell of vinegar. But it is not as resistant as tobacco smoke, and it is easy to weather up.
Glass, plastic, metal, can be treated with a wiper. For the ordering of wooden surfaces, a glass liquid can also be used, but only that which does not contain alcohol. It is better to us especial household chemicals for furniture care.
Walls can be wiped with a well repelled cloth dipped in a weakly acid solution of vinegar or soda. Wipe the tension ceiling as recommended by the manufacturer.
After cleaning, if the smell still remains, hang out in the apartment a few fluffy towels moistened in the same solution of vinegar. If you are not lazy, you can walk around the rooms, swinging with these towels.
Be sure to change filters in the air conditioner. If there is an air humidifier with a cleaning function, start the unit for several days, changing the location of the device.
The smell of melted coffee will be absorbed a little, placed in flat saucers around the house. Well absorbs the smell of tobacco, sea salt, which added a little aromatic oil. The best are pine and fir oil, lavender oil and citrus. With the same means you can fill the aroma lamp. Aromatic candles also help eliminate the smell of tobacco.
What to do to prevent the smell from appearing.
Better not to smoke. But this will not help anything if your home mates do not want to give up their bad habit. But still ask them to keep the house clean and fresh:
- let them smoke only on the balcony or on the outside;
- the smell of tobacco does not spread in the apartment, if you smoke near the working kitchen hood;
- let the smoker take care of the equipment of exhaust ventilation on the terrace or in the toilet, and smoke only where the fan works;
- let themselves watch for the timely emptying of ashtrays and their cleanliness
- ashes and cigarettebutts should not just be poured into the bin for garbage, but packed in a plastic bag or tightly closed jar.
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