The smell of cigarette smoke in a home can be a strong deterrent to buyers… and if you are the seller, that’s a
problem. It’s not an easy problem to correct, but here are some steps you can take:
Air out your home by opening windows and turning on fans to cross-ventilate.
Clean your air ducts. It’s probably best to call in a professional to do this.
Thoroughly rinse and clean the walls, baseboards, and ceilings.
In most cases, it’s better to replace carpeting rather than trying to get the smoke smell out through cleaning.
Be sure to scrub the floors before replacing the carpet.
Have drapes and curtains professionally cleaned, and also steam clean sofas and chairs.
Thoroughly wash the inside of all windows and glass doors.
Fill small bowls with white vinegar and place them throughout the home to help absorb smoke odors.
If the odor in the home still remains, consider repainting using an odor blocking primer.
It’s going to take some time and effort to eliminate the smoke odor, but it’s a must, especially if you are trying
to sell your home.