Cigarette Stain and Smoke Stain Removal

Dear Francine,

Myself, my husband, and our daughter are all smokers (terrible habit, I know!). For the longest time, we have been trying to quit, but it's hard. Constant reminders of your habit are smoky smells and even stains on furniture and upholstery. What should I do?

Thanks for your message! Smoking is certainly an awful habit. When trying to quit many people concentrate on no longer having stained teeth or the smell of smoke on their fingers. Yet, another important consideration is easily forgotten — the smoke stains and smells inside your home. Your upholstery, carpets, rugs and furniture can retain the smell of cigarettes and smoke for years after you and your family have quit smoking. Those lingering smoke smells are awful for two reasons: your guests are always ambushed by the smell of smoke whenever they visit, and you will always smell cigarettes in your home as you're trying to quit.

Sparkling Clean Services employs a Dry Foam method for freeing your furniture from all traces of smoke, leaving your furniture, upholstery, rugs, carpets and mattresses looking and smelling smoke-free. Heavy cigarette stains and smoke stains can be difficult to remove and are best left to the professionals, but smaller stains can be contained with stain removers. Alternately, mixing a tablespoon of detergent with cold water and applying the mixture to the stain area with a cloth can work wonders. While some favor synthetic deodorizers, letting carpets and rugs air out on a sunny day can help reduce smoke odors. Similarly, you can always drag smoky-smelling furniture on a porch or patio to air out the offending smells.

There is nothing worse than having cigarette and smoke stains muck up your upholstery, rugs or carpet. If you see the telltale yellowish marks, call the professionals. At Sparkling Clean Services, our celebrated Dry Foam cleaning method will turn all of your smoke stains into a thing of the past. Call us at (905) 549-9994 for a free estimate on cleaning services in Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford, Oakville, Burlington and surrounding areas.

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