Cigarette smoke is not only irritating to those with allergies and asthma, but the smoke fumes and chemical vapors spread into almost every part of a facility. They cling to the carpet, upholstery, drapes, clothing and other soft materials. Microscopic smoke residue will remain on the walls, the ceiling, inside closets, cabinets, cracks and crevices, and most other surfaces.
Managers of properties such as Hotels, Apartments, Rental Houses, Smoking Bars, Casinos, Bingo Parlors, and even Auto Detailers all benefit from the OdorFree ozone generator for cigarette smoke odor removal from their facilities.
Cigarette smoke can be a difficult pollutant to remove because there are different components to the smoke. The first component of smoking is that cigarettes produce many toxic and irritating gases such as carbon monoxide, phenol, and ammonia gases. The second component of the smoke odor is the high level of tar vapors released into the air as cigarettes are smoked. These smelly tar vapors become sticky when they contact surfaces. They travel everywhere in the facility that smoke or air can flow into, including inside air vents, on walls and ceilings, on furniture, and even inside closets and cabinets. To totally eliminate cigarette smoke odor, you need something that will follow the same path as the tobacco vapors and oxidize the odors away. The OdorFree ozone generator is a cigarette odor eliminator.
The OdorFree is extremely effective on smoke because the ozone (O3) attacks odors at their source. As the O3 is circulated throughout the room or facility, it oxidizes the fumes and the residue adhering to various surfaces. The ozone will go wherever air will flow and follow the same path that cigarette smoke took when contacting those surfaces, and even flows into vents, cracks and crevices to permanently remove cigarette odor.
Solution: To eliminate cigarette smoke odors, close off the area to be treated and place an OdorFree unit in the area and set the timer. Then vacate the area and run the ozone generator for several hours or longer depending on the severity of the odors. (If tobacco has only been used for a few days in the space, for example, it may take less than an hour. If tobacco has been used for years, it may take two or three days.) Allow the O3 to dissipate for at least an hour prior to re-occupying space. If the smoke odor has not been completely eliminated, repeat the ozone treatment again.
Note: The fan on the thermostat for the air conditioner may be turned to the ON setting to circulate the O3 and remove cigarette odor that has built up inside the ductwork and the air conditioner unit itself. For long term treatment it is recommended that one window be kept open about 2 inches to provide a constant source of oxygen for ozone creation.
Recommended for Remove Cigarette Odor
The OdorFree Villa 1000 is our most popular model to eliminate cigarette odors, especially in larger spaces. It is designed for facilities that are unoccupied for several hours or more during treatment, such as Houses, Offices, Apartments, Restaurants, Pool Halls and other areas that smell of smoke.
The Villa 1000 has a variable ozone output control that will cover up to 4000 sq ft and a timer that can be set from 1 to 12 hours to automatically turn the unit off when the sanitizing is completed. In addition, a "Hold" selection on the timer allows for extended treatment (until it is manually turned off) in order to eliminate more deeply ingrained odors. This unit can also be used for smaller spaces if rapid odor removal is needed. More details...
OdorFree Suite 700 – For interior spaces up to 2,000 sq/ft
The Suite 700 model will remove smoke odor in spaces of moderate size. This model has a variable output control that will cover up to 2000 sq ft and a 1 to 60 minute timer that will automatically turn the unit off when the sanitizing is completed. A “Hold” selection on the timer allows treatment for extended periods (until it is manually turned off) in order to eliminate deeply ingrained odors.
Note: If the facility has central heat or air, smoke odors are also up in the vents, so it is more effective to use a large enough model to treat the entire space at the one time. A larger model like the Villa 1000 will also make odor elimination much faster, especially for more deeply entrenched odors. And some customers find the 1 to12 timer on the Villa 1000 to be convenient for longer treatments.
OdorFree Hotel 350 – For interior spaces up to 800 sq/ft
The OdorFree Hotel 350 can be used to eliminate smoke odors in smaller rooms. This model has a variable output control that will cover up to 800 sq ft and a 1 to 60 minute timer that will turn the unit off when the sanitizing is completed. A “Hold” selection on the timer so the space can be sanitized for extended periods (until it is manually turned off) in order to eliminate deeply ingrained odors.
Note: If the facility has central heat or air, the smoke odors are up in the vents, and it is much more effective to use a large enough model to treat the entire space at the same time. A larger model will make odor elimination much faster, especially for more deeply entrenched odors.