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Old 02-22-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Smoke Removal

Someone broke into our MH and had quite a party. Good news, there was no damage and nothing taken. Bad news, it smells like an ashtray!

I've searched the fourms for tips on removing cigarette smoke odor and many suggest an ozone generator. Anyone know where to rent an ozone generator? Any other great tips on how to get rid of that awful smell?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-22-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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Fabreeze in mass quantities. If it makes my sons' athletic equipment smell good, it can handle smoke.

Wife also suggest taking off all fabric (curtains, cushion covers, bed spreads, etc.) and washing them.

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Old 02-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
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Check yellow pages for companies that repair fire damage. They remove the smoke smell all the time and have the necessary equipment. Never saw a portable ozonator available for rent anywhere. Should not take long or be that expensive, and you could drive to them which may make it cheaper.

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Old 02-22-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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You'll find em in detailing shops, maybe even used car dealers too.
They do work.

Fabreeze just covers it up. For a while.
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One of the "ads by Google" on the right side of this page looked interesting. www.jenesco.com
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:34 AM   #6
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Small ozone generator will work wonders in your MH -- don't let the 'Greenies' know
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:46 AM   #7
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Some of the air purifiers have ozone generators.Google has plans to build one for $30 to $70
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:49 AM   #8
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Definitely ozone. Also cleans up skunk odor. At our S&B we had smoke one time and skunk (thanks to the dog) another and the ozone generator did wonders on the whole house so I imagine that in a MH it would quickly clean things up.
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I do odor removal for a living in Autos. I'm what you call a mobile tech. Getting rid of some smell you have to use something that attacks the ezymes that is caused by cigarette smoke. Go to this website ProRestore Products | Proven solutions you can trust. Anytime. Anywhere.. We use Thermal 55 in a fogger that you can purchase in the garden center at your local wally world (the one that heats up and makes a fog. You also spray your curtains and other clothings. This web site will help.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:53 AM   #10
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Good advice paintman607. Thank you! My problem is engine odor, not exhaust fumes, just hot motor smell, gets into the coach after we shut it off. Will this product help? I will find the leak this spring, weather it is the dog box, dash area, or both. But I want to clean up the odor once I am sure the leak has been addressed and am not sure what to use.
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Engine odor is completely different. I think what you are getting is like you said a leak from the compartment. If you find that leak, I'm almost sure you won't have problem with odor in the cabin. If so go to that website and look thru the different items they sell. They will have a description of the odor and the solution.

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