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Removing smoke stains from carpet

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Topic: Removing smoke stains from carpet
Posted By: rensgos12
Subject: Removing smoke stains from carpet
Date Posted: 28/May/2020 at 2:48am

My house caught fire and some of the carpet were burnt. And some of it didn't and there are smoke stains on it. My wife tried to wash it but it didn't go. Can someone share some helpful tips to remove it?

Posted By: NadaStein
Date Posted: 17/June/2020 at 2:02am
there is no way to do it  = (( may be you can paint the stains ? 

Posted By: John Bolton
Date Posted: 11/December/2020 at 5:53pm
"Smoke Stains" is a vague description of the problem but smoke damage will typically  consist of soot particles and various tars.

generally these will be treated with cationic surfactants but there are many variations that may need to be considered, which is why fire damage restoration is a specialist field.

Attempts to treat by the untrained utilising inappropriate chemistry may well have set the stains or at least rendered removal more difficult.

Posted By: ChristopherShanon
Date Posted: 01/May/2021 at 3:12am
You Can Follow the below steps

1. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cool water.
2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the
3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
4. Pre-treat with a prewash stain remover.
5. Launder, using the warmest water and the type of bleach that are safe for the Carpet.
6. If the stain remains, sponge with rubbing alcohol and launder again.


Posted By: ChristopherShanon
Date Posted: 02/October/2021 at 5:04am
Every problem has solutions but many of those remain out of invention. However, you can Mix 1/2 cup powdered all-purpose cleaner with 1 gallon water and use a sponge dipped in the solution to scrub the stain away.
Allow to dry after rinsing thoroughly to remove all chemicals.

Posted By: cleanandcare
Date Posted: 23/March/2022 at 8:13am
Truly valuable answer. thanks a lotBig smile

Posted By: RalphBanks
Date Posted: 06/February/2023 at 10:57am
Hey there. Sorry to hear about the fire at your house. That's a tough situation to go through. When it comes to removing smoke stains, it can be a bit of a challenge, but there are a few things you can try. First, try using a mixture of white vinegar and water to gently scrub the stains. Another option is to try using a solution of baking soda and water or even a store-bought carpet stain remover. If all else fails, you may need to consider calling in a professional carpet cleaner to help get those stubborn stains out. Good quality padding can help extend the life of your carpet and make it feel softer underfoot. Good luck.

Posted By: KingCarpetClean
Date Posted: 16/August/2023 at 11:38am
Dealing with smoke stains on your carpet can definitely be a bit of a challenge, but fear not – there are some effective methods you can try to tackle this issue. Smoke stains can be stubborn, so it might take a bit of patience and persistence to get your carpet looking pristine again.

(Immediate Action)
If the smoke stain is fresh, start by blotting the area gently with paper towels to absorb as much moisture as possible. This can prevent the stain from setting deeper into the carpet fibers.

(Baking Soda Magic)
Baking soda is a versatile household item that can help absorb odors and lift stains. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto the smoke-stained area and let it sit for a few hours or overnight. Then, vacuum it up to remove the baking soda along with the absorbed smoke residue.

(Vinegar Solution)
Vinegar is known for its cleaning properties. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Lightly mist the smoke-stained area, being careful not to oversaturate the carpet. Blot the area with a clean cloth and repeat until the stain lightens. Make sure to allow the carpet to dry thoroughly.

(Dish Soap and Water)
Create a solution of mild dish soap and warm water. Using a clean cloth or sponge, gently blot the smoke stain with the solution. Avoid scrubbing, as it could damage the carpet fibers. Blot the area with a damp cloth afterward to remove any soap residue.

(Professional Help)
If the smoke stain is particularly stubborn or if you're not having success with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) methods, it might be a good idea to seek help from a fire damage restoration professional. They have the expertise and equipment to tackle tough stains effectively.

To prevent future smoke stains, ensure proper ventilation in your living space to minimize the buildup of smoke. If you're a smoker, consider designating an outdoor area for smoking to avoid stains on your carpets altogether.

Remember, always test any cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of your carpet before applying it to the stained area. This will help you ensure that the solution won't cause any damage or discoloration. Good luck, and here's to a smoke-stain-free and clean home!

Best Regards,
KingCarpetClean Thumbs Up

Posted By: veterancleaning
Date Posted: 02/November/2023 at 4:26pm
Greetings everyone! As a professional carpet cleaner with years of experience, I understand the frustration that smoke odors and stains can bring. When dealing with such stubborn stains, it's crucial to approach the problem with effective solutions.

I recommend using a specialized smoke and odor neutralizer along with professional-grade carpet cleaning equipment. Pre-treat the affected areas with the neutralizer, allowing it to penetrate the fibers, and then follow up with a thorough hot water extraction cleaning. This method has proven successful in removing smoke residues and revitalizing carpets. 

Remember, investing in professional-grade products can make a significant difference.

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