Removing Cigarette Odour
Effectively removing cigarette odour from an enclosed space is extremely challenging. Smoke odors burrow into any porous surface, so simply removing the butts and ash will not take the smoke odour away.
To remove the cigarette odour permanently it is crucial that the car is properly cleaned first. You can either get the car professionally valeted or follow our guide in cleaning the vehicle yourself.
A valeting company can provide a deep clean which will remove the ingrained residue on the surfaces and within the upholstery. However, there is no guarantee that the smoke odour won't return once the air freshener they have used loses its strength.
If this is the case, using AirVidox on a cleaned vehicle will ensure permanent removal of the cigarette odour.
If getting your car professionally valeted this is not an option, you can follow our recommended steps in cleaning the car yourself.
Cleaning The Vehicle Yourself
Step 1 - Vaccum
The severity of smoke odour will vary from car to car. It is often the case that the car has been smoked in for hundreds of hours which has caused a thick build of tar and ash residue in every crevice of the vehicle.
To begin, remove smoke affected contents such as clothing, bottles and car chairs and then vacuum all areas of the car. This includes the dash and interior roof of the vehicle. Remove all ashtrays and cigarette butts. This will remove the surface ash which has covered the cars interior.
Step 2 - Clean Windows
In vehicles which have been exposed to a lot of smoke, the windows will accumulate a foul smelling oily residue. Use a window cleaning solution to clean the interior windows of the car.
Step 3 - Interior Wipe Down
Cigarette smoke seeps into all porous surfaces like upholstery and carpeting. Mix a tablespoon of dish-washing liquid into 1 litre of water. Remove the foot-well mats from the car. Soak a cloth in the liquid solution cloth and scrub the whole interior of the vehicle. It is important not to forget the roof, boot and hard surfaces of the car. Rinse out the cloth often. Wash the foot mats in the washing machine or scrub them with the liquid solution.
Leave the car to dry.
Step 4 - AirVidox Treatment
At this point your car will be as clean as it can be, however it is likely you will still smell a cigarette odour.
Treating your car with AirVidox will permanently remove the odour. Ensure that your car is dry before treatment.
Simply place the solution in your car, close all doors and windows and leave for 4 hours. The AirVidox product will release a gas which targets odour causing molecules and destroys them.
After 4 hours, turn on the ventilation system on the recirculation setting and let it run for a further 30 minutes. This will remove the cigarette odour within the ventilation system.
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