Smoke odor is one of the more difficult odors to remove from your interior. The nicotine and tobacco can trap itself inside the cloth fibers across your entire interior (in areas you can’t even see).

The two biggest factors to how much odor we can remove will come down to 1) how long it’s been smoked in and 2) how much it was smoked in.

The longer (and more intense) smoking that’s took place in the interior, the harder and longer it will take us reduce the odor to a satisfactory level. Unfortunately if it’s a severe condition of years of heavy smoking, our chances of removing 100% are extremely low.

At that point, we can definitely reduce the smoke odor, but to get rid of the smoke odor entirely, it would require you to replace some of the fabric material like the headliner, carpeting, and floor mats. 

Intensive Interior Cleaning and Odor Removal Process

For any level of smoke odor, it will not be a quick 3-hour job like you’d find with our Full Interior Cleaning service. We require the vehicle to be dropped off at our shop location for a minimum of two days so we ensure the process is done correctly.

The goal of the service is to not mask the smoke odor with a fragrance or perfume. It’s to remove, reduce and eliminate the layer of nicotine and tobacco that’s left behind from smoking across your interior. This is the only way to ensure long term results. Once we deliver the car to you, we want to make sure the odor not coming back. 

Fortunately, we have tackled some pretty heavy smoke odor vehicles over the last year and we’re completely confident in our process. We can setup a time and date for you to come by our shop so we can inspect the interior and discuss the type of options we can produce for you. 

There’s not many places in Hornell that specialize in proper smoke odor removal. Simply shampooing or steaming the interior is not enough to greatly reduce or eliminate the odor.

If you just have a lingering odor because the interior hasn’t been cleaned in a while, perhaps our Full Interior Cleaning service is a better fit for your needs.

  • 1 - All Surfaces Are Vacuumed

    Every surface, like the headliner, under the seats, carpeting, floor mats, will be thoroughly vacuumed

  • 2 - Clean All Plastic & Leather Surfaces

    Using a specific smoke odor cleaner, all the plastics, leather, and rubber surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned (even the hard to reach areas)

  • 3 - Extract All Fabric Surfaces

    Using our hot water extractor and a tobacco specific cleaner, the seats, carpet, floor mats, seat belts, and if possible, headliner will be shampooed

  • 4 - Clean All Windows & Mirrors

    Every interior window and mirror will be cleaned to remove smoke residue and leave a streak-free appearance

  • 5 - Completely Dry Interior

    Before we can continue, the interior must be 100% dry. We'll place 3 to 6 air movers across the interior to speed up the drying. Based on the condition, this vary greatly in time.

  • 6 - Begin Ozone Treatment

    With our commercial grade Ozone machine, we'll run the treatment for 2 to 5 hours depending on the condition and repeat as needed

The OD Smoke Odor Removal Process

It is absolutely necessary you replace your cabin air filter with a new one. If you keep the old one in, even after we do the entire odor removal process, once you turn on your AC, all the trapped smoke odor in the filter will circulate right back into the interior.

Although it’s only a six-step process, it can take up to 10 to 15 hours to completely finish the service. A majority of the time comes down to waiting for the Ozone treatment to be finish and air out so we can inspect it. 

Simple Pricing

Price will vary based on size, condition, and severity of the smoke odor.

  • $350 - $650

Odor Removal FAQ

Do you come to me?

Sadly no, in the future we're planning on experimenting with mobile detailing but at the moment we have a location you can drop the vehicle off to us!

Do you remove the seats and carpeting?

At this time, we do not remove seats or carpeting for the smoke odor process. Although it would help depending on the condition and severity, we can get to the areas we need with the variety of brushes, steamers, and extractors we have. 

Can you guarantee the odor will be removed?

It really depends on the condition of the interior and the severity of the smoke odor. Our goal is always to remove as much as we can, and if possible, eliminate it altogether. If we do our entire smoke odor process and the odor comes back a few days or weeks later, at no extra charge, we’ll do another Ozone treatment. 

What products do you use?

For odor removal, we use very specific products and equipment to neutralize, reduce, and eliminate smoke odor. This is not just using a generic degreaser or steam cleaner to clean the fabric surfaces. Each step we perform has a purpose to achieve our end goal.

Will I smell any chemicals once the service is complete?

You will not! This is one of the reasons why we require you to drop off the vehicle at our shop. The only way you won’t smell any of the cleaning process is if we give it enough time to air out. We expedite that process by placing multiple air-movers across the interior.

Can you remove every stain?

Due to the nature of stains and the material it’s on, some will come off better than others. We have extensive knowledge, experience, and use premium tools, products, and machines, but even with all that, if a stain has been there long enough, it can only be cleaned so much.

Have more questions?

Visit our in-depth FAQ page where we answer a lot of your questions for our different services.