How to test for cigarette smoke in your home

  • Hire an air quality monitoring company or consultant to report on the air quality in your home.
  • Buy an air quality detector that specifically states that it can detect cigarette smoke.
  • Install the air quality monitor according to the instructions provided with your specific model.

How can the apartments know if you smoke?

You will usually be able to tell which room someone is smoking in if you smell curtains, rugs, couches, or carpets. Luckily for us owners, we can tell that someone is smoking on the floor, the ceiling or the walls.

Can cigarette smoke penetrate walls?

Cigarette smoke can easily enter other apartments in high-rise buildings – through walls, doors, electrical outlets and ventilation systems.

How do I hide cigarette smoke in my apartment?

Sprinkle baking soda on the upholstery in your rental room, such as sofas and beds. Gently pat it into the cloth and let it sit overnight. Use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum the next day. Alternatively, you can coat a lint-free cloth with white vinegar and wipe the furniture with the cloth to get rid of the smoke smell.

Can cigarette smoke escape through the vents?

Cigarette smoke is usually transmitted from one appliance to another through vents, pipes, insulation gaps, electrical contacts, ceilings, windows and doors. Seal windows by wiping or weather cleaning. This will prevent smoke from entering your device and increase your energy efficiency.