How Removing Smoke and Odors Can Improve Air Quality at Home

Americans spend around 90% of their time indoors. Good indoor air quality is critical for your health. It gives you more enjoyment from your home.

Smoke and odors worsen your air quality. Removing them is essential to improve the air quality in your home.

Learn more about the benefits of removing smoke and odors and how to effectively eliminate them.

Problems with Indoor Air Quality

Smoke and odors cause indoor air pollution. Pollutants come from many sources, such as:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Mold
  • Fireplaces
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paint
  • Insecticides
  • Building materials

Pollutants can also enter your home from outside through windows, doors, and ventilation systems. All of these contaminants can harm your health. Unpleasant odors make your home environment less enjoyable.

Benefits of Removing Smoke and Odors

Removing indoor air pollutants can improve your health. It can improve your quality of life.

Reducing pollutants like viruses and bacteria helps prevent illness. Better air quality reduces allergic reactions and lessens the symptoms of asthma. You may be able to sleep better with better air quality.

Eliminating bad odors makes your home more pleasant. This can improve your mood and morale. Cleaner air improves brain functioning, like your ability to focus.

How to Remove Smoke and Odors from Your Home

Effectively removing smoke and odors has three main steps:

  • Source control
  • Ventilation
  • Filtration

Together, they can help improve your indoor air quality.

Source Control

Source control means limiting potential sources of indoor air pollution. For example, ask anyone in your home who smokes to smoke outside.


Ventilation increases the amount of outdoor air that comes inside. Opening the windows when possible is a good way to improve ventilation.

Of course, outdoor air may not be ideal if you live in an area with high outdoor air pollution. Your HVAC system may be able to bring in filtered fresh air.


Filtration uses air cleaners to remove particles and other pollutants. HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters can remove 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. Be sure that the HVAC system in your home uses high-quality filters.

Portable air cleaners can be effective. You need to verify that the air cleaner is large enough with a high enough air circulation rate for the room.

Why Choose Professional Smoke and Odor Removal?

You may need a professional odor removal company to fully remove smoke and odors from your home. You definitely need professionals if you’re trying to repair significant issues, such as damage from a house fire.

You can also benefit from the help of a professional when you need to remove other odors, like sewage, cigarettes, mold, food, and pet odors. An odor removal company will track down the source of the problem and safely neutralize the odors.

The longer you wait to address smoke and odors, the more likely they are to become permanent. The best restoration companies will respond rapidly to handle your situation. You know they’ll be working to improve your air quality as quickly as possible.

Working with ServiceFirst Restoration

Clean indoor air can make a difference in your health and your quality of life. Problems with smoke and odors need a solution quickly. The right odor removal company will help ensure the quality of your home’s indoor air.

ServiceFirst Restoration provides 24/7 immediate response. Our technicians are certified and experienced in smoke and odor removal. We stand behind our work with a comprehensive warranty.

Contact us today to schedule an inspection. Don’t wait to start breathing better!