Several years ago, 3 skunks got into a fight underneath the raised
foundation of the house I was renting. I probably don't need to explain
how bad the smell was. There's also nothing that lingers quite like
An aquaintance of mine who is a real estate agent who once had to clean
up a house for resale after the owner expired and the body was not
discovered until the neighbors notice the smell recommended a company
called Servepro to deskunk my house.
They came and sealed up the house and sprayed this grey smoke stuff that
smelled like baby powder into the house. After a carpet clean plus
this treatment the skunk smell was entirely gone, even to my very
sensitive nose. I didn't even have to take the clothing out of the
closet-the stuff that got treated in the house had no smell, whereas
the stuff I removed fomr the house before the treatment, and triple
washed in cold water and the stuff I dry cleaned still had this faint
whiff of skunk.
I suspect that if it can take care of skunk and dead body (and I know
they also do this for cleanup after a fire) that its should also work
for smoker. A number of professional cleaning companies offer this type
You might want to check out the cost of this before you rip out all the
carpeting and redo all the walls and ceilings of your new house, unless
you were plannning to do that anyway.