Removing Cigarette Smoke
Have you recently moved into a home or apartment in Northern Virginia and encountered a strong nicotine smell? There are some home remedies to try, but these will only work under certain circumstances. There are many questions to consider, such as how long the cigarette smoke has been impacting the area, how strong is the smell, and where is it concentrated.
If the home remedies you have tried are unsuccessful, it is best to send a professional out to inspect it. Our team at SERVPRO of Dale City/Lake Ridge and SERVPRO of Woodbridge/Lorton is here to help. Once we can establish the extent of the damage, we will begin to plan action steps for ridding the home of the stench. Often nicotine residue can cling to the HVAC system, so a full duct cleaning could be the answer to residual odor that seems to outlast other odor removal methods. If the ducts have been cleaned, then we will ozone the affected areas. We will bring in air scrubbers to remove the airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.
After the ozone process is complete, we will use a thermal fogger, which uses a special solvent-based deodorizer that is heated and applied as a dry fog/smoke. Thermal foggers rely on a deodorizing solution that is vaporized in the fogger then blown into the room permeating all the contents and structural elements. This process will ensure that the nicotine odor is gone for good.
If you have more questions or would like to schedule an odor assessment, give our team at SERVPRO of Dale City/Lake Ridge and SERVPRO of Woodbridge/Lorton a call at 703-583-8484.