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Old Posted: 29-09-2008 , 11:09 PM #1
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Default Removing soot from a carpet: advice needed

hi does anybody know how to remove soot from a carpet?

santa and his bloody big boots.. he said he'd come early this year but this is ridiculous!!
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Old Posted: 01-10-2008 , 11:25 AM #2
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Default Re soot on carpet

Hi Kilk
I found this info on DIY.com, Might be of use to you..
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''''On carpeting, vacuum up as much of the soot as you can, using the crevice tool of the machine. Never use the bristle attachment, as this will grind the soot into the carpeting. Apply isopropyl alcohol to a clean white pad, and blot the stain until it is removed. Do not pour the alcohol directly on the stain, as the alcohol will penetrate into the latex backing of the carpet, and possibly harm it. Do not rub in a circular motion. Repeat this process until no color shows on the white pad. If the spot persists, make a solution of one quarter teaspoon of a grease cutting liquid dish washing detergent such as Dawn with one quart of warm water. Blot the area with a clean white cloth to remove residue. Rinse the area with water from a spray bottle and blot up any excess with paper towel.''''
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Old Posted: 01-10-2008 , 12:24 PM #3
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1. Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain. Let stand at least one hour, and then vacuum.

2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent.

3. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.
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Old Posted: 25-10-2008 , 02:05 PM #4
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To remove soot from carpet www.irishfireandflood.com
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Old Posted: 05-11-2008 , 04:20 PM #5
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hi does anybody know how to remove soot from a carpet?

santa and his bloody big boots.. he said he'd come early this year but this is ridiculous!!
use salt in warm water plus a little vinegar not to much it will turn your carpet . this does work
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Old Posted: 05-11-2008 , 06:43 PM #6
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thanks everyone for all the advice. i shifted it with baking soda in a drop of warm water and kept dabbing it with a clean cloth!
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Old Posted: 23-02-2009 , 05:43 AM #7
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Default Removing soot from carpet

Hello Kilk. I laughed when I read about Santa and his big boots coming early! Did you get any advice. I have one nasty blob of soot on my carpet and am anxious not to make it worse in attempting to remove it. I know using water is a no-no. Spirits of some sort? I've got gin - do you think that would do? From Homefinder
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