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Step by step method on how to get rid of cigarette smoke smell in car

In my previous posts, I have discussed how to get cigarette smoke smell out of car using home remedies. In this post, we’ll discussing step by step method on how to get rid of smoke smell in car.

Getting the smoke smell out of a car is a tedious task especially because you have two main things in your mind. Firstly, to get smoke smell out of the fabric, mats, carpet and upholstery. Secondly, to eliminate smoke odour entrapped in the ducts of heating and air conditioning system which is even more difficult and more expensive than the former. Below is the inexpensive step by step method to get rid of cigarette smoke smell from car including ducts and air conditioning system.

Materials & Tools required:

  • Air deodorizer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Steam cleaner

Step 1. Cleaning

First of all you need to wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth so that extra dust and particles can be removed. You can also use car cleaning products for this purpose.

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Step 2. Vacuum Cleaning

You should now vacuum clean all the nooks and corners especially the fabric areas, upholstery, mats, carpets etc which are generous in absorbing dust. Make sure to vacuum clean the surfaces under the seats as these are the neglected areas.

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Step 3. Steam Cleaning

You’ll need to steam clean the interior to get rid of the smoke smell from the upholstery. There are some commercially available odour removers which you can use however that will cost you some good bucks. You may want to refer to the alternatives I have posted before if you are looking for inexpensive options. how to get rid of cigarette smoke smell from car

Step 4. The Ducts and Air Conditioning System

A less expensive way to get smoke smell out of your air conditioning system is by using odor neutralizers. Park your car in a well ventilated area and put your air conditioning and fan on full blast. Also make sure you do not have the air recirculation on but make sure you have the fresh air on. Spray the odor neutralizer near the air intake, which is usually underneath the glove box or dashboard. Let it suck in odor neutralizer. This will get the smoke out of all the circulation system and kill the pesky cigarette smell.

You can repeat the same process for heating system as well.

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Step 5. Further Cleaning

If you are still stuck with smoke odor then you can give your car ozone treatment. This will kill the unwanted bacteria and denature the car. However, ozone is known to be harmful for your health as well as environment so use with caution.

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I hope you liked my post. Please share your experience in the comment section. You read more about how to get smoke smell out of house and how to get cigarette smell out of clothes.

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How to get smoke smell out of walls

In previous posts, you learnt how to get rid of smoke smell from furniture. Today we are going to discuss how to get smoke smell out of walls.
We all know that when smoke odour is trapped inside your walls, you have a very bad first impression on your guests. In order to get that pesky odour out of the walls of your house, I am writing a step by step procedure for your convenience.
There are certain things which you need to know before we proceed further.
What is TSP?
TSP stands for trisodium phosphate. It is a Heavy-Duty General Purpose Cleaner that can be found at any hardware store. It is safe for floors, walls, woodwork, finished surfaces etc. It can remove odour as well as stains off your wall which may had been a result of heavy smoking.
How to get smoke smell out of walls
How to make a TSP solution?

Firstly mix the TSP with 5 gallons of water at the ratio requested on the outside of the TSP package. Do not overload your bucket. Use another container for plain water. You need to prepare the walls and the area by placing large rags underneath the walls so that the things don’t get messy. This way you can save your valuable baseboard from getting damaged. This is very tiring work, so you will want to choose a five feet section to begin with and then move further in similar segments and working your way till the end.

How to clean walls with TSP?

Begin To Scrub: I recommend wearing gloves as the solution can irritate your skin. You can use a broom to scrub far to reach areas as it will be most effective for tall walls with cathedral ceilings. Take the scrub brush and dip it in the TSP mixture for a few seconds. Then scrub the walls aggressively going from bottom to top. It may appear to be irrational, but the streaking is way less this way due to the chemicals in the solution.

Rinse the Walls: Once done scrubbing one section of the wall, use a sponge mop soaked in clean water and wipe up the scrubbed surfaces of the wall. Rinse and repeat till the complete section is done. Change water if it gets dirty.

Wipe the Baseboard of Excess Water: Once the section is scrubbed and rinsed, try wiping off any excess water off the baseboard. Do that before moving to the next section as you want to minimize the chances of getting your baseboard damaged. Watch your rugs often and wring when needed.

How to get smoke smell out of walls

How To Clean Baseboards?

Once you are done with the walls, you can use the same solution to wipe the baseboard. Don’t let your baseboard soaked for too long and wipe it clean with plain water soon after you complete one section of the flooring. This is a good action against saturated tar.

I hope you learnt some good tricks to get rid of smoke odour from your walls. Please feel free to comment below and share your experience with others. You can also read my previous articles about how to get smoke smell out of house. Happy odour fighting.

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