Smoke odor can be tough to get rid of, especially if the area was exposed to smoking over a long period of time. If you have an area, such as a car or home that has a noticeable smoke odor, you will want to use an effective solution to get rid of the lingering smell. Whether you choose to use a professional strength smoke odor eliminator or try a solution you can create using household products, you can get rid of stubborn smoke odors and enjoy a fresh, clean space once again.
One criteria you should consider when selecting a professional smoke odor eliminator is whether it is safe to use around children and pets. You also want to make sure that you can safely apply the product without having to worry about fumes and contact with your skin. Many odor eliminators have chemicals that are not safe, so be sure to research ingredients before making a purchase. There are a few brands on the market that work wonderfully for a wide variety of odors. Some are sprays, and others need to be mixed with water or can be applied and left to dry.
Home remedies are popular because you know what the ingredients are, and you can create a batch when you need it. They are also affordable and quite effective for managing and eliminating smoke from either chimneys, cigarettes, or barbecue areas. One of the most popular ways to get rid of smoke odors is by using vinegar. White vinegar left in a dish can help reduce or remove odors, especially in cars. If you spray it on fabric, you will need to wash it away with water because it will leave an odor too, and it is acidic so that it may break down fabrics. You can use essential oil sprays on non-porous surfaces too. The most popular are citrus and mint diluted with water. Baking soda helps remove lingering traces of smoke odors after you have applied the initial treatment to the area. Be sure to vacuum up the baking soda from the area after you have let it sit for a few hours. Baking soda is also a great way to manage odors regularly to keep them to a minimum so smoke removal efforts are easier and less time consuming.
There are many different ways to get rid of stubborn smoke odors in a space. Try one of these methods and see how easy it is to manage smoke and other odors that can linger in indoor spaces or vehicles.