Tobacco Smoke will permeate carpet, draperies, bedding, and other “soft” materials, making it very difficult to eliminate the smell. However, you can reclaim a space degraded by tobacco smoke by utilizing shock treatment methods.
Smoke Odors in the home, office, restaurant, bar, or any public gathering place, are intolerable for most people. Tobacco odor removal using Ozone Clean Pro shock treatments is the most effective method available today. Ozone can break down the long-chain bonds of the smoke molecules embedded in fabric materials, thus destroying the odor at its source. Ozone literally “disassembles” odors at a chemical level. The Ozone generator is placed in a space with tobacco odors and as the gas concentrates, it initiates the chemical breakdown of the smoke molecules. Of course, ozone is an extremely fast-acting oxidant that works on virtually ALL odor sources. Best of all, it converts back to clean breathable oxygen, so there are no chemicals left behind. Ozone is also very effective in buildings that have suffered fire and/or smoke damage.
Problem: Tobacco smoke or any smoke damage is very difficult to eliminate because the source of the problem is gaseous and has typically invaded every surface in a building. Because it is very difficult to physically clean every surface of a room with standard cleaning chemicals and mechanical methods, many people resort to “air fresheners” to mask the odor. Of course, this strategy is not only ineffective, it is also dangerous, because the “chemicals” in air fresheners are proven to be bad for your health.
Solution: To eliminate tobacco smoke odor, close off the area to be treated. Ozone Clean Pro will put a high output ozone generator in the room, set the timer, and let the ozone attack smoke odors at their source. Of course, the area must be vacant, (no People, Pets, or Plants), during the treatment. As a gas, ozone will follow the same path that the tobacco smoke took as it traveled through the building. Ozone can also remove smoke smells from soft materials such as carpets, clothing and upholstery. The length of the treatment depends upon the severity of the tobacco odor. If tobacco has only been used for a few days in the space, for example, it may take less than an hour; whereas if it has been used for years, it may take 24 hours. As always, allow the ozone to dissipate for at least 2 hours prior to re-occupying space.
Note: Since ozone concentration is extremely important in ensuring success at removing tobacco smoke odors, high output generators, (like Ozone Clean Pro corona discharge generators) are a must for this type of application. Also, the fan on the HVAC system may be turned to the ‘ON’ setting to circulate the ozone gas which will remove the smoke odor that has built up inside the duct work and the air handling unit as well.
This can be dangerous if not done by a trained technician.