Cigarette Smoke

We live in a rented mobile home 🏡. We are not supposed to smoke inside. Well we broke that rule when it was so hot this summer. Since I have quit smoking. We started smoking inside we stand by the stove and blow the smoke out the vent. Well now that I don't smoke anymore it's driving me crazy. My husband uses a small glass that a candle was in with water in it for his ash tray. Puts his butts in an empty coffee can. But I think everything smells like smoke when I go in the kitchen. Help me to eliminate the smell without putting him out in the cold.

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 12, 2018
    You will need to give the area a good in depth scrubbing with TSP or other good cleaner (the smoke is absorbed into any kitchen grease on walls and cabinets. A white vinegar rinse will help with the residue and odor.. You may also have to do a repaint with KILZ paint and a reseal on the cabinets if they are wood.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 12, 2018
    We have a no smoking rule in our house for the past eighteen years. When it is cold out, we have one door where the smoke is sucked out and they smoke right their with the butt out the door or they go outside. I have an ashtray on a plant stand outside of the door. That way the only thing that gets cold is a hand and it also makes people not smoke as much. If he continues to smoke in the kitchen it will always smell like smoke, especially with the "ashtray" and butt can in the house. Most likely the smell has permeated more than the kitchen, just not as intensely.

    • Patti Patti on Jan 12, 2018
      I like your reply. And I do agree with you about the other rooms. Thanks for the quick reply.

  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Jan 12, 2018
    Good luck with that, my parents both smoked all my life till both died a month apart of cancer in 1987 at only 52 & 50 year old. I used fantastic in his car that had white vinyl upholstery and this gross yellowish film from the cigarettes rolled down everything as I wiped it off. Still the smell remained simply cause that smoke gets into areas that you can never get to to clean! A house is just as bad if not worse being you got to clean that house from top to bottom to get rid of the smell. Clean and/or repaint ceilings, walls, floors, cabinets, furniture, EVERYTHING! If you signed a lease there was no smoking and your landlord smells it. You could be looking at some very high cleaning and repainting fees too! A shame you broke the rules

  • Lynne Lynne on Jan 12, 2018
    Try putting out a bowl of vinegar. We used to do that after having parties with a lot of smokers.

    • Patti Patti on Jan 12, 2018
      I like that idea. I do put some vinegar in the ash tray he uses. I'll do half water and half vinegar

  • Charcoal. Clean everything, and I mean everything, including the walls and ceiling. Then leave a few pounds of charcoal in the room.

  • Mis3703201 Mis3703201 on Jan 12, 2018
    I agree with Gale, when we smoked in our own home , I had to wash from the ceilings down to the floor and everything in between including the curtains and furniture , and we weren't heavy smokers. Oh yes and the windows too .

  • Patti Patti on Jan 12, 2018
    Wow sorry about all the spelling mistakes.

  • Beverley Grace Beverley Grace on Jan 13, 2018
    bleach. It cleans. Everything. I did it to my friends house. Smells good and looks clean. Wear gloves. And a mask

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    • Beverley Grace Beverley Grace on Jan 13, 2018
      you Can use straight bleach. Or mix with water. My friends house was yellow Through smoke. We all so painted some parts We washed the curtains. And. Everything. We could. The carpet had to be cleaned. Even light fittings. But once done. The house sparkling white again. its Not easy to do. But if you can get some one to help it’s better. Also once the smell of the smoke goes. Some of the craving for smoke goes too good luck l try eucalyptus that also helps to remove the smoke smell Good luck I know. What It’s like from my friends house. It was bad.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 13, 2018
    Yup- everything will smell like cigarette smoke as it gets into your hair, clothing and permeates everything. You have broken your lease. At minimum, I'd not refund your cleaning deposit if I were your landlord. If I caught you smoking, since you broke your lease, and I'd have to repaint, etc. to remove the smell and the nicotine film on everything, I might even consider evicting you. There is a reason the landlord put that in your lease as a condition of you renting.

    • Patti Patti on Jan 13, 2018
      Yes Sal you are right I agree with you. There is a lot more to the story about the landlord and the rental. For one we don't have clean water it comes right from the river into the pump house into the house. We have to pay for the filters and all the bottled water. We only use the water for toilets and showering. And that grosses me out. But since we both live on Disability it's hard to find a place we can affiord. Sorry for the long story just wanted to let you know part of the situation. Hope You Have A HAPPY DAY Sal

  • Fong-Lie Bavelaar Fong-Lie Bavelaar on Jan 13, 2018
    I see some very harsh comments in here, don’t even worry about it, we are not perfect, only human!! I was landlady, never discriminated, just a sample, pets, just ask a higher security deposit. Antismoking rules, it’s more against all the burn spots, on counters, etc., just be careful.
    I am a former smoker!
    Be careful with cleaning with bleach, it can deteriorate woodwork, just use water and soap, or water with vinegar.
    Use one room to smoke, close the door, window open, this way you have only one room to clean. This is the advice from a former landlady, who did not used her property as a money booming business, and had let the renters tried to live a life.

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    • Fong-Lie Bavelaar Fong-Lie Bavelaar on Jan 14, 2018
      Your more than welcome, I love to help others with advice if I can. I also advice you to remove all of this, just in case somebody wants to harm you since there is still a non smoking in your rental lease. Good luck to you!!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 13, 2018
    Check out Section 8 housing. Talk to your Case Manager. Talk to your pastor, have him advocate for you. If you are older, contact Area Agency on Aging. There is other assistance for you. The water situation does not sound as if it meets code.