Eliminate the smell of cigarettes in your home

You have just moved into your new home and have cleaned all the rooms from top to bottom ... only there is a smell of cigarettes and/or cannabis in several rooms. And yet, you have not kept any furniture from former tenants. You have moved into an almost empty unit. How can you clean up the interior of your home by removing the smell of tobacco? Sutton Quebec gives you some tips to permanently eliminate the smell of tobacco in your home!

Find the source of the problem

You will first have to find the source of the problem. The particle that emits the smell of cigarettes (nicotine) is found on all hard and absorbent surfaces. So the walls, the floors, the ceilings, the cabinets will have to be treated, as well as the ambient air.

Here are some tips that will allow you to remove this smell which can be a serious inconvenience in your everyday life.

Above all, it is important to aerate all the rooms in order to renew the air.


Treat furniture against the smell of tobacco

Use baking soda to clean your furniture.

 use baking soda against bad smells from cigarettes

Baking soda is a natural, biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning solution. Place it all over the furniture, let stand for 1 to 2 hours, brush then wipe, or vacuum excess powder.
To make the smell go away faster, you can repeat this treatment several times in a row. The baking soda is an excellent odor destroyer.


Clean walls and ceiling against bad odors

Cleaning the walls and ceiling is the most tedious step. You can use a glycol or ammonia solution to make your job easier. Only, these chemical solutions are quite aggressive. Follow the instructions and contraindications carefully before starting.

For a more natural solution, you can use white vinegar diluted in a double quantity of warm water.
The smell of vinegar may seem as strong, but this product is a very good cleanser, remover and deodorant.
Also, for each of these 2 solutions, do a preliminary test so as not to discolour or damage the paint on your walls.


Remove the smell of cigarettes from rugs and carpets

Carpets soak up everything around them and therefore absorb all smells.
A natural and effective solution to get rid of tobacco odors from your carpet is to use sparkling water with baking soda.

clean your rugs and carpets against the smell of tobacco
First, soak your carpet with sparkling water using a sponge, then gently brush and let dry. Apply baking soda to the entire surface, allow to dry, then vacuum.
You can remove the gaseous water step and spread only baking soda before vacuuming. In this case, you will have to let it go all night at least.


Purify the ambient air

purify the ambient air against the smell of cigarettes in your home

In addition to having started your great cleaning for an aeration step and having renewed the air of your rooms, we advise you to purify it and to eliminate traces of persistent bad odors thanks to:


  • bay leaves that you can burn inside your home
  • eucalyptus essential oil
  • charcoal to purify air

It is important to feel good at home and all the tips to improve your well-being are good to take. After overcoming these inconveniences, find out how to design your property according to the art of Feng Shui.