If you have ever entered the home of a intensive smoker, it’s highly likely that two things caught your attention: a distinct cigarette smell and (if they smoked heavily in the home) yellowish, somewhat sticky walls. We offer several solutions fr the removal of nicotine staining and smoke odor removal. Further down on this page we shortly explain how these problems come to existence and what can be done about them. Furthermore we will explain when nicotine staining can be removed by yourself, and when it’s better to just hire a professional firm like ours.
To start we want to directly mention that nicotine staining and smoke odor is not dangerous – smoking in itself is unhealthy and dangerous, but the nicotine staining on your walls and ceilings is not. But, nicotine staining can still cause a problem. Stains and smells can be unpleasant when you have to deal with them on a daily basis, and a true problem if you have to sell your home because it can seriously lower the value of the home.
Difference between the cleaned part and the part with nicotine staining.
Removing nicotine staining by yourself
If the nicotine staining and smoke odor in a home is not all too heavy, the problem can be solved relatively simply. Every unpleasant odor has a source, to remove the odor, you must remove the source. The source for smoke odor is nicotine residue in the home, that has sucked itself to the walls and ceilings (and thus creates all types of staining), but also into softer materials such as furniture, curtains, carpets, books, and paper.
If you are dealing with nicotine staining on your walls and ceilings, you can also directly eliminate the smoke odor by removing the nicotine staining. Unfortunately nicotine solves up in water, which means you can’t just paint over the surfaces, because the nicotine staining will creep through your freshly painted walls and ceilings. Instead, you have to thoroughly wash your walls and ceilings first. After washing off all the nicotine staining you can decide to seal your surfaces with an odor and stain blocking primer.
Nicotine staining on softer surfaces is easy to clean: just give the items a good wash and let them air dry. Throw all of your linen in the washing machine, give your furniture and carpets a deep clean, and air your home out for a couple of days to get rid of the smoke odor.
This is how fast it can be cleaned with our professional approach.
Professional removal of nicotine staining
The longer people smoked in the home, the deeper the nicotine has drawn into the various porous surfaces, and the heavier the staining will be on your walls and ceilings. If the walls and ceilings have turned yellow, or if the smell is simply horrendous, it’s probably time to call the Frisse Kater.
We have very strong cleansers which break down smells on a moleculair level, and industrial cleaning chemicals that remove nicotine staining within no-time. We also have various professional machines which we can use to clean sofas and chairs, and air cleaners to break down even the most stubborn and persistent odors.
So, if you are looking for a more thorough solution, and want your home to look and smell clean again, you can always give us a call to discuss the cleaning possibilities. We are 24/7 available and work for families, housing associations and other institutions. We are ready to help, so do not wait a second longer. Contact us free of charge through our contact form, or mail / call us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 210 1092.