Ash, whether it is from a log fire or a cigarette, can cause nasty stains on a carpet. Even if you vacuum the carpet, there may still be ash left in the carpet fibers. Calling professionals is not necessary for such an easy task, especially when you know that ash stains can be effectively removed with natural products. Using household items to tackle ash stains is not expensive and what is more, they won’t damage the carpet fibers. Before starting to clean the ash from your carpet, carpet cleaners suggests removing any items of furniture that can be an obstacle in order to ease the cleaning process.
- Make a solution by mixing 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 2 cups of water in a bowl.
- Pour your cleaning solution into an empty spray bottle, and apply it to the ash stain. Make sure to saturate the whole stained area.
- Work the solution into the carpet fibers by brushing the stain with a soft-bristled brush. Brush gently to prevent damaging the carpet.
- Soak up the ash stain with an absorbent cloth, working from the outer edge of the stain towards the middle to keep the stain from spreading.
Once the stain is gone, open the windows to help the carpet dry quickly and prevent mold growth. Always blot ash stains instead of rubbing them to avoid pushing the ash particles deep into the carpet pile. If you face any difficulties cleaning the ash from your carpet, you can always hire professionals to remove the stain instead of you.