TOPIC: How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help!

How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21369

I have a unit that smells like cigarette smoke from a previous resident smoking inside their apartment. We repainted with a nicotine blocker paint, cleaned the unit as well as put an ozone machine in there for 4 days. The unit has click-vinyl flooring throughout (no carpet anywhere).

What are other ways to get rid of the smell? Is the smell stained into the vinyl flooring? HELP!!!

How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21370

Fire-D is a product designed to get rid of smoke smell.
  • Stacy Fehringer Carver
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21371

Rent to a heavy smoker?
  • Colin R. Ferguson
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21372

I found we had to change outlets, vents, check the lighting etc it's gets deep into there
  • Destiny McMahon
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21373

If all else fails pull up the vinyl and treat the concrete underneath.
  • Bridget Cormier
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21374

Everything has to go: vinyl flooring (and bleach the floors before you put down the new) smoke detectors, outlet covers, everything. Bleach everything that you can’t pull out. You may even consider removing all cabinet doors and putting them to air out for a few days in another ventilated area if you have it. I’m sorry, I’ve been there and it’s so hard.
  • Andee Myatt
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21375

Probably needs a ventilation system clean as well. We use an additive to our paint that is scented. Works wonders and is available through HD Supply
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21376

Did you paint the ceiling? Sometime you have to replace the doors and all window treatments as the smell gets sucked into the porous materials
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21377

I have had to replace all cabinets before:(
  • Misty Breyel
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How do I get rid of cigarette smoke smell in an apartment? Help! 3 years 2 months ago #21378

The entire apartment was painted twice

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