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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Cigarette smoke

September 27, 2011
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Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What can I do about cigarette smoke residue on walls and carpeting?

The answer:

You will first need to assess the amount of damage. Once you walk in, normally your nose will detect the degree of smoke abatement that is required. If it is heavy, you will need to:
a) Wash and paint all the walls and ceilings.
b) Wash all the windows, ceiling fans, cabinets, doors, trim, clean the drapes and Venetian blinds.
c) Clean the carpet with hot water extraction and a commercial deodorizer.
d) Replace the furnace filter.
e) Set an ozone machine ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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