How to Get Rid of Smoke Odor

Get rid of smoke odor with Nok-Out

Get Rid of Smoke Odor Permanently with Nok-Out

It happens to all of us at some time or other – something goes wrong and there is a lot of smoke. Hopefully, no fire, but still lots of smoke, and that’s a problem, because the little smoke particles are sticky and they get everywhere and on everything. It is hard to clean away because literally every surface in the room will have some thin layer of smelly stuff coating it. Nok-Out to the rescue! Whether you are a professional or not, Nok-Out is easy to use and makes a tough job easier. You can get rid of smoke odor permanently with Nok-Out. Here’s how.

How it Works

Nok-Out is an oxidizer and does its work when it comes into direct contact with the stinky stuff. This means that to remove all the odor, you’ll have to be careful not to miss any areas.

Application of Nok-Out is easy because it is a water based liquid that is non-toxic and is noon-corrosive. It won’t hurt you, and it won’t hurt most surfaces. Fabrics should always be tested first to make sure they are colorfast. You can use any type of sprayer from a trigger squeeze type to a pump-up garden style sprayer to an electric power sprayer such as a Fogmaster Jr. You will likely need rags and a bucket of warm – not hot! – water.

Cleaning Carpets With Nok-Out

Where carpet has been the site of contamination and is the source of smoke odor, treat with Nok-Out by using a carpet cleaning machine or shampooer. Spray heavily smoked areas first with a misting sprayer, with Nok-Out at full strength. Place 16 oz of Nok-Out per tank of water (where the tank does not to exceed 2 gallons). Allow Nok-Out to penetrate as far into the carpet fibers as possible by not extracting the solution back into the tank for 5-10 minutes. Using ceiling or floor fans, dry as quickly as possible. Nok-Out will continue to be effective when dry. Where smoke contamination is pervasive, it is recommended that the carpet be removed, and the sub flooring be treated with a solution of 50% Nok-Out and 50% water. Spray this solution using a sprayer that has a fine mist, allowing Nok-Out to penetrate into the pores of the subliming. Let Nok-Out saturate the subflooring for up to 10 minutes before wiping away residue. There is no need to rinse this area, but you do not want it to stay wet for too long.

Hard and Porous surfaces can be cleaned using these steps

  1. Apply Nok-Out by pouring directly onto the entire floor, using full strength.
  2. Allow to remain on the flooring for up to 10 minutes for good penetration. (Nok-Out is water based; take this into consideration as 10 minutes may be too long for wood or composite board).
  3. Scrub floors with a rough sponge mop, or other mop that provides some scraping action to continue the process of penetration into the floor.
  4. Wipe up any remaining moisture with a clean mop, or suction with wet/dry vacuum system.
  5. Allow to dry thoroughly. If embedded odors surface within 24 hours, repeat the above process. (If a second application is necessary, Nok-Out may be reduced with water by 50%.)
  6. Apply Nok-Out to walls, ceilings, and air with a misting sprayer. Allow Nok-Out to drip down walls before using a sponge mop, or cloths to wipe excess moisture.

The HVAC Unit

The AC/Heating system should be sprayed with Nok-Out at all the vents, intake air vents, AC Filter, and into ductwork, with a sprayer providing a fine, strong mist. The Fogmaster, Jr, is an excellent tool for this purpose, and is available from It can spray a fine mist deep into the ducts.  The inside of the ducts are often a source of odor and it can be quite challenging to get rid of smoke odor in your HVAC ductwork, but with the right sprayer, it is easy and works.  For treating the HVAC unit, see this “How-To”.

Other Areas Around The House

Window coverings, when the issue is simple smoke odors, should be sprayed, another good application for the Fogmaster Jr. It is not necessary to mist to the point of causing dripping, but to dampen and provide thorough coverage to fully reach all odor contamination.

Clothing and closets harbor smoke odors! Clothing may be washed with Nok-Out (8 oz. per wash load) for complete odor removal. For delicate garments, spray lightly, always testing a hem or seam to make sure there are no detrimental effects with dyes. Remove all clothing from closets, and spray the entire area, ceiling, floors, walls, baseboards and doors.

Careful spraying of walls, door facings, and into the corners of each room where odors exist should be conducted. It is not necessary to wipe the walls dry, unless moisture is a problem in the home. Do allow for quick drying time by turning on ceiling or floor fans and opening windows.

The treatments listed above are to provide guidelines for complete odor removal. One application may not be sufficient, if the odors are of long-standing, or if the SOURCE of the contamination has not been treated. The good news is that with Nok-Out, you can get rid of smoke odors from fire or any other smoke source. Nok-Out’s powerful formula does the hard work so you don’t have to.

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Completely Eliminate a Horrible Smell

Mary Hunt introduced me to Nok-Out years ago and I am still amazed at how it can completely eliminate a horrible smell.

Yesterday I hosed some dust off a plastic laundry basket. I left it outside to dry for a bit and then returned it to the garage.

A few hours later I walked into the garage and the entire place reeked of cat pee! I did not realize that the neighborhood tom cat had come by and sprayed my basket. It was so bad that I was ready to trash it, but I thought I would try to spray it down with Sniper first. I doused it liberally and left it overnight. Ta Da! Absolutely no smell this morning!

Even after all these years, I am still amazed every time your product works on a smell as terrible as cat spray!

Thank you, Ted!

Michelle Wilson

Best Odor Control for carpet

Nok-Out and SNiPER are both great products that I use in my carpet cleaning biz to remove odor in carpets. It works great against pet urine odor! It doesn’t cause discoloration and always works. Sniper kills mold and removes the odor in carpets as well. Great products

Grateful Ted

Cats Get Old!

Cats get old. Things happen. Nok-Out was recommended to me by a friend in another state. I Will never go to the pet store again to try any other product. Nok-Out is IT! I told my Veterinarian about it. I love how fast it arrives after ordering. I ordered three times because we are still working on issues, but at least the house doesn’t SMELL! Amazing product. THANK YOU!

Mary Lee, June 19, 2016

Sniper Removed Old Water Odors, Mold & Mildew

I have been using Sniper in the Offshore oil industry as both a disinfectant and a deodorizer for years. It has eliminated old water smells of toilets and bathrooms not used in a year where the water sat and molded mildewed and stank. As well as being injected into our old quarters ac vents to prevent mold buildup. Always worked better than anything comparable and well worth the price.

Tim Gaynor, Jun 5, 2017

Removed All The Feral Cat Urine

Sniper has been AMAZING. I was able to completely remove all the feral cat urine scent from the carpets, mattresses, clothing, and toys. It worked beautifully and left no smell, no fumes, and didn’t leave any discoloration. Sniper is now my cleaner of choice and I use it everywhere to clean and sanitize as well as freshen the air. I even use it in my daughter’s gym shoes and soccer bag. Thank you so much. Seriously the best product on the market.

Aviary Parasites

I wrote Ted about parasites in my Pigeon coop: ” I’ve used Sniper for parvo elimination before but I wanted to know if it would kill tricomoniasis parasites in a pigeon coop.” Ted wrote back that he wasn’t sure whether Sniper would kill it, but that Sniper is known to kill giardia – another parasite – so he thought maybe it might, and for sure, it wouldn’t harm any of my birds. I want to tell you that I did use Sniper in my pigeon coop and it seems that it did the trick! No further illnesses after spraying down my coop a couple of times!
We also recently had a partial basement flood. We had cat litter and poop, rabbit poop etc sitting in the water for more than 24 hours. Once we removed the water my basement smelled like a zoo! I sprayed Sniper everywhere using a fogger and all I can say is WOW! My husband had doubts that the smell would go away.

Thank you Sniper!

Lorie Shamaly

Nok-Out Removed Old Dog Urine Odor

I have an Electrolux rug shampooer and was trying to remove old odors of dog urine in my oriental carpets. I shampooed them then put a concentration of 4-1 water to Nok-Out in the tank and went back over them. No more odor!! Worked great! Was sooo happy!

Laurie M Lijoi, Oct 2, 2019

My Mildew Stain Disappeared!

I brought in the plants for winter and when it was time to move them back outside in the spring, I had a mildew stain on the carpet. I received my Nok-Out Carpet cleaner and sprayed the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. When I returned to scrub the stain it was completely gone!! Woo hoo!! Thank you, Mary Hunt, for introducing me to this wonderful product!

Jodie Hodges, May 28, 2014

Sniper Eliminated Our Mold Problems!

We’ve used SNiPER disinfectant for several years. It works great. It has eliminated our mold problems and, still, we use it to keep our wooden cutting boards safe.

Robert Moretti, Jr. , Oct 31, 2018

Rotten Potato Smell Gone!

There cannot be anything worse than potatoes that are forgotten and rot. Any pet I have ever had that had an accident cannot compare. Nok-Out eliminated the odor quickly. What a wonderful product!

Jacqui Frazee, June 14, 2018

I Am Amazed at The Results!

I learned about Nok-Out from Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate column and had to try it. Shipping was so fast and your customer service is OUTSTANDING! I am amazed at the results! I even filled a tiny spray bottle to keep in my car. I won’t be wasting my money on any other cleaners anymore. You have a lifetime customer here. Thank you so much!

Natalia Johnson, Aug 28, 2018

“Nok-Out Saved My New Car!”

Thank you for creating such a great product. I would and will recommend this to everyone I know. My son left raw meat in my car for 4 days and I thought that my new car was ruined, but after talking with you and using the product, I can now get in my car and the only thing that I smell is a clean, disinfected smell! Thank you for saving my new car!

Christine McG, Sept 20, 2011

Christmas tree and Raggedy Ann

We have an artificial Christmas tree that’s still gorgeous but old. Putting it up always bothers my asthma and irritation from getting scratched is not pleasant. Last year I sprayed the tree and the “old tree” smell disappeared. I had purchased Sniper on Mary Hunts advice and it really took care of the basement (moldy) smell! Great! My daughters vintage dolls with cloth bodies had spots of mold or mildew, these are dolls my grandchildren play with. Oh my goodness! Sprayed the doll’s bodies and yarn hair, and the next day they all smelled great, moldy spots gone ! These dolls were over 30 years old and now look soooo good! Would recommend Sniper for other uses, too. Doggy rug smells gone! Smelly shoe odors gone. Grateful to Mary Hunts column for letting us know. 😊👍⭐️

Theresa Taylor
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