The importance of having a clean, fresh office goes without saying. You have a high chance of luring people into buying your services or products if they see that you have a clean and a well organized office. Even a minor fault like the smell of cigarettes can be a turn off for potential investors. In fact, you could be losing out on so much without knowing by smoking cigarette in your office. Cigarette smoke has a habit of sticking on office furniture, walls, ceiling, and carpet. So it is vital that you clean these areas as soon as possible. Here are tips that can help you with that.
Get Rid Of The Smell By Using Vinegar And Baking Soda
Nothing ever goes bad when it comes to cleaning smelly items with vinegar or baking soda. But before you begin any cleaning process, ensure that your windows are fully open to allow free flow air.
If you have a carpet in your office, sprinkle some baking soda over the carpet and leave it over the night. The next day, vacuum the carpet. All the smell should be gone after vacuuming. Apply the same procedure to get rid of the smell on your furniture. However, you have to wait for 72 hours before vacuuming off the furniture.
As for the walls, mix four tablespoons of baking soda with one gallon of water. Add a dish detergent (a few drops) to the solution and use the resultant solution to clean the walls. Rinse the walls with clean water after you are done.
Getting to the ceiling might be a huge task, but it is not a must if you have vinegar by your side. Place apple cider vinegar or white vinegar in bowls and set the bowls at the corners of your office. Leave them overnight. Vinegar works by neutralizing the smell and so by morning, there should be no cigarette smell in your office.
Get Rid Of The Smell Using Plants
Some plants have the ability of sucking all the bad smell out of a room. These plants release water vapor, and by doing so they create a pumping action. This action pulls contaminated air and turns the air into food for the plants. So naturally, these plants work by turning a bad situation into a good one. Some of the plants you can invest in include golden pothos, bamboo palm, Gerbera daisies, Chinese evergreen, English Ivy, and philodendron.
Plants such as English Ivy, Boston fern, lady palm, and weeping fig are not only important in freshening the air but they also play a role in getting rid of formaldehyde (one of the toxins found in cigarettes).
But if you can still smell cigarette smoke after all these, then it is high time you ask for assistance from a cleaning service company like SKG Pty Ltd.