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How to Clean Ash Stains from Carpets

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 by in Cleaning Advice | 0 comments

The carpet is one of the most noticeable things in a room. When an ash stain occurs on your carpet, it can ruin the whole appearance of the room. Whether from a fireplace or cigarette, you should remove the ash stain to keep the integrity of your carpet. Even when you remove the loose ash, a stain may left behind. It is essential to handle the ash stain properly to keep it from spreading further.
Here are some simple steps, suggested by carpet cleaning Clapham team, how to clean ash stains:

  1. Cover the ash stain with an absorbent powder such as baking soda, baby powder or cornstarch. Allow it to sit on the carpet for at least an hour, then vacuum it up from the carpet.
  2. Use a clean white cloth dampened with dry cleaning solvent to blot the ash-stained area until it is thoroughly saturated. Work from the outside edge of the stain towards the centre when blotting to preserve the surrounding area unstained.
  3. Remove the solvent and the ash stain by blotting the area with a dry white rag. Continue applying more dry cleaning solvent and blotting with a clean side of the rag, until all of the ash is removed.
  4. Rinse off the solvent with clean water using a white rag. Then, use a dry cloth to blot the area until no more liquid is coming up from the carpet.

Test the dry cleaning solvent on a small, hidden area of the carpet, and if you notice any colour fading, consult with professionals, such as carpet cleaning Clapham team, for an alternative solution.

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