Help – My Rental Property Smells Of Smoke

Smells Of Smoke

When you move out of a property, you must get rid of any unpleasant odours or your landlord could withhold your deposit to have the smell neutralised, or the property cleaned and redecorated. Unfortunately, smoke smell removal is particularly difficult and requires intensive cleaning. 

ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers quick, thorough cigarette smoke odour removal services. Its technicians can carry out a six-stage odour neutralisation process to completely eliminate nasty smells and make your property safe and clean. 

Read on to hear from the experts why your property smells of smoke and how to get rid of it. 

Why does your property smell of smoke?

When you smoke a cigarette indoors, the pollutants it releases settle on hard surfaces in the room like dust and sink deep into porous surfaces, such as upholstered furniture. 

Known as thirdhand smoke, it is very dangerous to be exposed to. Touching contaminated surfaces and breathing in the gases it produces has been linked to serious health problems including cancer and heart disease. 

Thirdhand smoke is what causes properties to smell of cigarettes. It can linger for several months after a cigarette was smoked, and in extreme cases, years. 

Nicotine and tar can also build up on surfaces including furniture, walls, ceilings, floors, and windows, leaving behind sticky, yellow stains and trapping the unpleasant odour. To remove the smoke smell from your house, you need to eliminate all the particles and wash away the staining. 

How to get rid of the smoke smell

Thirdhand smoke particles are challenging to remove as they embed themselves deep in soft surfaces. Regular cleaning will clear some particles on hard surfaces, but the smell could persist. 

Odour neutralisation hacks shared online like wiping down surfaces with vinegar, setting out activated charcoal around the room, and sprinkling baking soda on surfaces will not help either. They cannot eliminate all the particles, and instead cover the smell so it might return soon after. 

Cigarette stains are also hard to tackle as it can get into difficult to reach areas, like high up on walls or on the ceilings. It will require specific cleaning products to cut through the tar and nicotine, and the wrong method could damage your property. 

It is recommended you bring in professionals for cigarette smell removal as it is such a stubborn and harmful odour. 

Why you should always leave smoke smell removal to professionals 

Odour neutralisation specialists, like ICE Cleaning’s technicians, having the training, and specialist products and equipment to eliminate any foul smells in your home. They are available nationwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

You can find out more about ICE Cleaning and the cleaning services it offers on its website.

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