If you have recently moved into a new home that a smoker used to live in, you may be doing everything possible to remove the scent from your home. You may be airing your home out or using air freshening products to disguise the scent. You may also be having the carpets steam cleaned, deep cleaning or replacing the blinds and painting the walls. However, after doing all of this, you may have noticed that the smell still lingers. The reason for this is that the tobacco scent still lingers in the air duct system. Here is some information you may want to know if you find yourself in this situation.


How to Remove the Scent

The best way to remove the scent of cigarettes, cigars and/or tobacco from your home in this situation is to have air duct cleaning done. When air duct cleaning is done, the ducts that distribute air in your home are completely cleaned, as are the filters and grates that air from your home's air conditioner and heater travel through.


Why Air Duct Cleaning Removes the Scent

If a cigarette or cigar smoker lived in the home, the scent may have gotten on dirt, dust, and dander that may now be trapped in your ductwork. Every time that you turn your heater or air conditioner on, the heated or cooled air from the unit travels over the dirt, dust, and dander sitting in the ducts. This kicks the scent up and carries it back into your home. This makes it extremely challenging to quickly get rid of or eliminate the scent from your home completely. When duct cleaning is done, all of the dirt, dust, and dander that is sitting on your air grates, filters and in your ductwork is removed. It is suctioned out, cleaned and sanitized, helping to ensure that the scent will not kick up again.


Do you need your ducts cleaned? If so, turn to Dust Doctors, serving the greater Twin Cities, Minnesota area. There are a number of reasons why you may want your ducts cleaned, including to remove allergens, to help improve the air quality for someone with asthma to remove pet dander, to remove dust from a renovation, to increase your energy savings or to remove old smoke smells that can linger in the ductwork. Call us today at 651-319-9777 to schedule your duct cleaning appointment with Dust Doctors. 

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