When the time comes to list your home, it’s imperative that you thoroughly declutter, depersonalize, and clean the property. For those who smoke inside the house, this can be particularly difficult, as cigarette odor is known to linger.
Thankfully, there are several things you can do to eliminate this foul smell. Whether you’re selling a home that needs a little freshening up or you’ve purchased one that still smells strongly of smoke, there are seven steps you can take to get the property smelling clean again in no time.
Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:
1:37 - Tip No. 1: Remove all carpets and padding.
2:02 - Tip No. 2: Hire a cleaning company to clean the tile and grout as well as the concrete that was under the carpet.
3:37 - Tip No. 3: Run an ozone machine through the air return.
5:09 - Tip No. 4: Clean the whole house.
5:46 - Tip No. 5: Wipe things down with hydrogen peroxide.
6:54 - Tip No. 6: Paint the walls with Zinsser B-I-N Shellac Primer.
8:07 - Tip No. 7: Put in brand-new carpets and padding.
Once you follow these steps, all odors should be gone from your newly clean home.
As always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.