Ozone gas, when appropriately used, is the most efficient and most inexpensive way to remove the highly negative effects of second-hand smoke.  You need double the amount of ozone (2000 mgh per 100 sq ft) vs. a regular ozone shock treatment to rid an area of the second hand smoke damage.  We teach our customers how to cycle the ozone shock treatment to give the off-gassing chemicals the time they need to break down all of the chemicals  (there are 1000’s of them) found in second-hand smoke. It might take several ozone shock treatments spread out over a few days, but if you follow our ozone shock treatment protocol for removing second-hand smoke, it can be done.  Our ozone shock treatment machines have manuals that explain the protocol step by step. 

Besides an ozone shock treatment, you will need to wipe down surfaces with a degreaser to remove the sticky tar that often accompanies second-hand smoke damage. 

One of the critical steps in performing an ozone shock treatment to remove second-hand smoke damage / smells is to provide enough air flow to churn the air and move as much air as possible so that it can come in contact with the ozone generator plates.  We recommend positioning box fans throughout your structure, turning on ceiling fans, and turning on your HVAC fan if you have one. 

Second-hand smoke penetrates surfaces and off-gasses.  Ozone shock treatments remove what is on the outside, but more will come to the surface after time if the smoke damage built up over years of second-hand smoke exposure. For more details on how to properly remove second-hand smoke damage, please buy one of our ozone generators

NOTE: It is very important to air out the structure after an ozone shock treatment to remove second hand smoke. The ozone will break down the nicotine and the chemicals into tiny particulate that should be evacuated from the structure after the shock treatment as they are harmful to breath per a University of Berkley study.  Boy did my former associates selling air purifiers jump all over that study!  However, what the Berkeley study fails to mention, is that if that ozone DOES break down and remove smoke damage from all surfaces, it will continue to leach out cancer and asthma causing chemicals for many years (10-20) AND air purifiers do NOTHING to remove those harmful chemicals from the air! That hit piece on ozone is as misleading as the tobacco scientists that funded and proved without any doubt that smoking does not cause cancer and is not addictive! Complete crock of crap. Apples and oranges. So what if the ozone breaks down toxins into tiny particulate as long as you simple force all of that air out after the shock treatment!  At least the ozone did something to remove those off-gassing toxic substances from all of the surfaces, something an air purifier wishes it could do (but it can’t).  That is the real story about that study you won’t find discussed anywhere else.

So, after your shock treatment to remove second hand smoke damage, simple air out the house!  This is easily accomplished by opening all of the windows and doors and placing a 20″ box fan (with the rest of the window sealed) in one of hte lower floor windows and blowing the air outwards so that it creates that negative pressure in the house and draws fresh air in from outside. Done. (air purifiers and second hand smoke damage, lol)