How to remove smoke smell from upholstery

It is a common knowledge that once absorbed in the upholstery; unpleasant smells are really difficult to remove. The latter applies particularly to food and tobacco odours, but if you have recently had an unpleasant accident and you have to deal with removing smoke residue from your expensive sofa and armchairs, you will definitely find the tips below useful.

Don’t rush to the store to buy yet another expensive detergent that just “hides” the bad smell for a while.

Try out the following tricks first:

You have to be informed that eliminating the smoke residue on your own is a bit time consuming, so you can ask your house cleaners to give you a hand and perform at least some of the required procedures.

The first step is to sprinkle either salt or baking soda on the horizontal and vertical sides of the furniture and let it stay for a few hours. Then, you have to vacuum and if you are not pleased with the end result, you can spray a small quantity of white shaving foam, gently scrub the affected area and rinse.

Other Techniques

Another technique according to upholstery cleaning experts is trying to clean the upholstery with a special shampoo. However, it is important to follow the instructions; otherwise, you can damage the sofa. Once you manage to get rid of the residue, you can use a homemade deodorser. Pick up your favorite essential oil and mix it with water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray onto the upholstery. The fresh aroma will stay for a long time.

If you have ever used our cleaning services, you know that the cleaning companies have powerful steam cleaning machines that eliminate dirt and odours. The steam cleaning method will also work well on your upholstery, so you’d better ask the call centre operator.

Some companies such as That Carpet Guy use the very best steam cleaning equipment available for upholstery cleaning, meaning more heat and more suction for a better clean, leaving your carpets clean, bright and fresh. If you are a landlord. this is a very efficient way of improving your property. Planning to rent the property, means you could charge the tenants more as the carpets will be fresh and brand new again.