How to Test for Cigarette Smoke in Your Home
- Hire an air quality detection company or consultant to run an air quality report in your home.
- Purchase an air quality detector that specifically indicates it can detect cigarette smoke.
- Install the air quality monitor with the directions provided with your specific model.
How can Apartments tell if you smoke?
You’ll usually be able to tell which room someone has been smoking in if you’re able to smell things like curtains, carpet, couches, or rugs. Thankfully for us landlords, we’ll be able to tell someone is smoking by smelling the floors, ceiling, or walls.
Can cigarette smoke seep through walls?
Cigarette smoke can easily seep into other apartments in multi-unit buildings – through walls, doors, electrical outlets and ventilation systems.
How can I hide cigarette smoke in my apartment?
Sprinkle baking soda over upholstery in your rental unit such as sofas and beds. Tap it into the fabric gently and let it sit overnight. Use a vacuum to suck it up the next day. Alternatively, you may wet a lint-free rag with white vinegar and rub down your fabric furniture to get rid of the smoke odor.
Can cigarette smoke come through vents?
Typically, cigarette smoke is transferred from one unit to another through air vents, pipes, gaps in insulation, electrical outlets, ceiling fixtures, windows and doors. Seal around windows with caulk or weather stripping. This will prevent smoke from entering your unit and will increase your energy efficiency.