How Do You Remove Smoke Odor From the Air?


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Remove smoke odor from the air by cleaning carpeting, furniture and walls with natural ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and citrus oil. Continuously run an oil diffuser filled with water and 15 drops of citrus oil while simultaneously running an air purifier at its highest setting for several days.

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How Do You Remove Smoke Odor From the Air?
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The complex chemicals in fire and tobacco smoke deeply permeate carpet, furniture and walls and require a multi-step process to remove. To begin, sprinkle all carpeting with baking soda. Allow it to sit for 24 hours, then vacuum the carpet thoroughly, using a wand attachment to reach the edges. Fill an oil diffuser with water and 15 drops of citrus oil, and run it until all the water is gone. Use a spray bottle to spritz carpeting with a mixture of water and 30 drops of citrus oil.

To remove smoke smells from furniture, sprinkle the furniture with baking soda, and allow it to sit for several hours before vacuuming it off. Wash the walls by combining one-half gallon of water with one-half gallon of white vinegar. Soak a clean rag in the mixture, and use it to wipe the walls down. If streaks of discoloration appear, repeat the process. If this is insufficient, repaint the walls with an odor-absorbing paint primer and a double coat of latex-based paint.

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