Covering the Smell is not an Option

It’s vital that you work to remove the cigarette smoke odor and the sources of it. This includes elimination of nicotine and tar buildup throughout the home. This does not include covering cigarette smoke odor with other smells.

The Easy Route

It can be a common tactic to try to simply cover the smell up using candles or air fresheners. While the stronger smell can sometimes overpower the smoke smell, the truth is that there are just more smells present, and can sometimes be overwhelming to more those with a more sensitive sense of smell.

The bottom line is that it doesn’t get rid of the smells, it just makes it a little bit hard to detect them. No tactic can be 100% effective in covering cigarette smoke odor. The odor is still there.

The Effective Route

Deep cleaning everything in your home is the reality. It’s going to be a lot of hard work. It’s going to take several passes in many of the areas. But it is doable! Commit yourself to the work now, the easy route of covering it up isn’t an option!

Make Your Goal No Scents at All

The human sense of smell is an interesting thing. Many people find that their sense of smell becomes much more sensitive when exposed to fewer smells on a regular basis. Eliminating scents as much as possible in your home can greatly enhance your sense of smell. While you are clearing out the cigarette e smoke odor, try to eliminate other scents to. You might be surprised by the results.

Common Household Scents

Here are a few common sources of scents in your home. Eliminate these to get started.
  • Scented laundry detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Air fresheners such as Glade Plugins

Most of these can simple be removed. You can find unscented alternatives for laundry products at most retailers.

You might find your sense of smell become more sensitive with in a few weeks. Couple your newly enhanced sense of smell with tips from our Odor Absorption Techniques article and get ready to clean!