We are considering buying a fixer-upper home that smells very strongly of cigarette smoke. If we can't remove the smoke smell we don't want to buy it (especially with 4 small children!) We are already planning on removing and replacing all carpet, washing and painting all walls and ceilings, removing and disposing of all curtains and blinds, and cleaning out the air ducts and replacing the filters. We will also later remodel the kitchen and bathrooms, but not right at first. Then we've heard of renting an ozone generator or an ionic air cleaner to get the smell out, or buying "Nok-Out" and applying that on the walls/ceilings.
If we do all of that, it is quite likely that the smell will be eliminated? We believe there were heavy smokers in this house for many years. Which would be the best to use, an ozone generator, ionic air cleaner or Nok-out?
This seems like it'd be a somewhat common problem, but it's been difficult to find any information about it online.