Cigarette odor is infamous for being difficult to get out of a home. It permeates the whole house and is definitely something buyers do not want to deal with in a new home. For this reason, if your house has “smoker’s smell”, you’ll want to remove it completely before doing any showings. Here are 6 ways to do just that!
#1. Clean Out Your HVAC
The odor from cigarettes gets in everything, including your HVAC system. You’ll need to clean the air ducts, evaporator coil, filter, and every other part of the system to remove the smell and prevent it from circulating throughout your house again.
#2. Wash The Walls And Ceiling
#3. Change Lightbulbs
#4. Clean Your Floors
#5. Wash Your Curtains
Many curtains can simply be machine washed as any other cloth would. Some, however, have special washing instructions, so make sure to wash your curtains how they are meant to be washed.
While you’re at it, wash or replace any other textiles in the home such as bedding, throw pillows and blankets. Fabrics around the house tend to hold odors, so thoroughly washing or steam cleaning them will help significantly.
#6. Get An Air Purifier
Ready To Sell?
After you have deep cleaned your home to remove nicotine grime and odors, make sure no one is smoking in the house, especially if you’re planning to sell your home.
Once you’re ready to sell your home, make sure to reach out to the Rita Boswell Group! Call us at (614) 547-3229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Get Your Home’s Value