Tobacco smoke is a particularly stubborn smell. If you are the smoker and you continue to smoke in the house, you will not be able to remove the scent completely, but an electric air purifier can help. If a smoky essence has been left by a previous tenant, you can freshen things up with a thorough cleaning. It’s not easy, though, and you might have to bring in a professional to steam the carpets, curtains, drapes, and upholstered furniture. Walls also absorb smoke, unfortunately. You can implement the technique experts use in buildings that have absorbed smoke from fires: seal the walls and ceilings with shellac or a shellac-based primer – this helps lock in the odour – and then repaint. If your landlord is top notch, you may be able to get him or her to pay for it.
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