How to Get Rid of Smoke Odor
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
- Apply Nok-Out by pouring directly onto the entire floor, using full strength.
- 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).
- Scrub floors with a rough sponge mop, or other mop that provides some scraping action to continue the process of penetration into the floor.
- Wipe up any remaining moisture with a clean mop, or suction with wet/dry vacuum system.
- 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%.)
- 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 nokout.com. 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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