Hosting visitors in your home is usually a fun event, the clean up afterwards, not so much. Along with restoring the home back to its tidy self you may notice stagnant and lingering smells afterwards including passive smoke odour. How do you get rid of lingering whiffs and banish them from your home?
Even if you are not a smoker, visitors may carry the passive smoke odour into the home or even waft smoke into areas of the home from outdoor spaces.
The impact of smoke smells can hang around long after, especially in confined spaces, sticking within fibres and fabrics and within clothing.
Irrespective of the rising cost of tobacco products and the drive by successive governments to tackle the issue through the inclusion of stark health warnings on cigarette packets, many of us may have friends or relatives who are set in their ways and have smoked in their own and other people’s homes for years without comment – and may not appreciate being told now that things are going to have to change.
And, of course, it’s all the worse if you aren’t a smoker yourself.
Smoke can penetrate soft furnishings, floor coverings and curtains, as well as lingering on walls and ceilings. And even if you open windows, the chances are that when you close them, the stale odour will still be there for a few days at least, or maybe even longer.
The dangers of passive smoking are well documented and while the risk from smoke retained in this way may be minimal, it’s still unpleasant to deal with for you and those you live with.
In this article we take a look at how to minimise the effects of cigarette smoke in the first place, with some practical tips on getting your home smelling nice and fresh again.
Prevention is better than cure
As the homeowner, you make the rules. If you really don’t want visitors to smoke in your home, then tell them. You can of course ask them to smoke outside but this may be tricky on really cold or wet days. And of course, you may just not want to risk giving offence.
If you do decide to relent and let people smoke in your home, then there are actions you can take to reduce the smoke build-up. Restrict smoking to one area or room in your home and keep doors closed between there and other areas. Keep windows open in that space, and consider placing a device to absorb and extract smoke from the room. Finally, remove ashtrays immediately once used, dispose of the contents straight into your main outside bin and supply a clean ashtray for the designated smoking space.
Even if you do insist on outside smoking only, it’s still possible for smoke to get into the house and permeate your possessions, and of course the issue is multiplied if smoking is allowed indoors, especially if there are multiple smokers.
Tackling the root cause – not just masking the smell
Getting rid of residual tobacco smoke smells has been a bugbear for many years but there is a reliable and environmentally friendly solution in the form of Bio one™ Odour Eliminator and Surface Cleaner.
Unlike some products on the market which claim to get rid of odours, Bio one™ doesn’t just mask odours; as an enzyme-based product, it tackles the root cause by eliminating the bacteria which cause odours to build up in the first place. Not just that, it can even help tackle unsightly stains such as those caused by nicotine.
io one™ Odour Eliminator and Surface Cleaner. is suitable for pretty much any type of fabric or material you’ll find in your home – whether it’s your favourite plush armchair or sofa, stylish curtains and liners, or carpets and rugs.
And unlike many products, it does the hard work for you. There’s no need for sponging, scrubbing, soaking and so on. Just spray io one™ Odour Eliminator and Surface Cleaner. directly onto the affected surface and let it do its thing!
Its unique blend of live enzymes will get to work straight away, tackling not just tobacco but any other odours that may be lingering within, leaving you free to spend your time more enjoyably.
And because it is organic, you can be satisfied that you’re doing your bit for the environment too, rather than using yet more chemicals and aerosols.
In next to no time, your home and belongings will be smelling perfectly fresh once again, leaving you free to enjoy an odour-free environment; that is, until the next smoker visits you!
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out io one™ Odour Eliminator and Surface Cleaner. today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
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