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    Default How to get rid of cigarette smell in a premise with carpet?

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    The premise has aircon and windows. Does open window and airing the premise for 1 or 2 days help?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx View Post
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    The premise has aircon and windows. Does open window and airing the premise for 1 or 2 days help?

    Thanks!

    Opening the windows allowing fresh air & the sun in does help but cigarette smoke does "stick" to fabric very well.

    Gotta wash up all that fabric & put it out in the sun.

    Air purifyers can be used to speed up the process as well.
    Last edited by Royale With Cheese; 10th November 2009 at 04:03 PM.

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    Default Re: How to get rid of cigarette smell in a premise with carpet?

    Quote Originally Posted by behyx View Post
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    The premise has aircon and windows. Does open window and airing the premise for 1 or 2 days help?

    Thanks!
    It won't make much difference. The nicotine coats the walls and flooring and pretty much everything else too.

    The best thing with carpet is to get the carpet professionally steam cleaned or "dry cleaned" both of which will remove cigarette smells from carpet.
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    Default Re: How to get rid of cigarette smell in a premise with carpet?

    Use Pandan Leaf and cover the carpet.


    Pandan Leaf can absorb all kinds of toxic smell.

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    Default Re: How to get rid of cigarette smell in a premise with carpet?

    Use charcoal (the kind sold at daisho), it absorbs smell - without giving out smell like pandan leaves
    If you also want can use tea leaves, just buy cheap one.
    By the way these are slow approach type - may take a week

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    Default Re: How to get rid of cigarette smell in a premise with carpet?

    try product with hydrogen peroxide or quatenary amonium chloride or chlorine dioxide.
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    Thanks all for your replies

    This carpet I have is actually those built-in floor carpet and not portable ones.. Anybody knows how much is it to chemical clean or steam wash the carpet? It's only a 400 sq ft area, and if steam cleaning is expensive, I might as well change the carpet which is around $1 psf..

    By the way i have this Osim steam cleaner at home which eject steam which my mum sometimes use it to clean the house floor tiles.. Will it be useful?

    The charcoal idea is not bad (might be useful to remove the odour from the aircon), but is prolong inhaling of charcoal harmful to health?

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    Default Re: How to get rid of cigarette smell in a premise with carpet?

    Use Febreeze perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artspraken View Post
    Use Pandan Leaf and cover the carpet.


    Pandan Leaf can absorb all kinds of toxic smell.
    now i feel like putting pandan leaf inside my dry cabinet

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    Hire a professional to do steam cleaning is the best bet as they have the chemicals and the right machines to rid the smell completely from carpet.

    Else, change new carpet and have a new feel since your choice of carpet is on the budget side. New carpet is always better as the old ones would have plenty germs hidden in it if it had not been well cared for.

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    Default Re: How to get rid of cigarette smell in a premise with carpet?

    Quote Originally Posted by behyx View Post
    The charcoal idea is not bad (might be useful to remove the odour from the aircon), but is prolong inhaling of charcoal harmful to health?
    You cannot breath in the charcoal man, it is kind of big even the chips.
    The powder kind which you can breath in is ash, not charcoal.

    If you breath in the ash, your nose will collect that, will stick at the mucus and when dry, become booger, to be digged out. LOL.

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    Dont smoke....

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