Now is the time of the year that people are using their fireplaces and fire pits to offset the cold of the outside. The heat they produce offers warmth as well as the smell of the season. You want to make sure you are careful so that the charcoal and the soot that comes from a fire doesn't get on the carpet as it can be a real mess. You can do your best to prevent this from occurring by having the fireplace cleaned. You also want to keep any tools that you use for the fire out of the reach of children that might take them onto the carpet or rug. If you happen to get charcoal and soot on your carpet you want to take care when trying to clean it.
Start With The Vacuum: When you realize there is charcoal and soot that has gotten out of your fireplace you want to make sure you are careful. The biggest trouble that comes when trying to clean soot is that it can be pressed further into the carpet causing a major problem. You want to start off the cleaning by taking out your vacuum and getting the hose piece ready to use. You can go over the areas that the soot and charcoal are at and vacuum them up. Be careful as you work that you don’t run or walk over the areas that are affected. You want to make sure you get as much of the excess pulled up before you place any solvent of cleaning liquids on it.
Get Your Carpet Cleaning Solution Ready: You want to make sure that you work a small area at a time when dealing with soot and charcoal. You can use a small dish that you add a few drops of dishwashing liquid in. Then fill the rest of the bowl with warm water and mix it up so that there are some bubbles that are forming. Get a toothbrush and start working the area.
Wash from Outside of the Stain In: The next thing that you want to do is to use a soft bristle toothbrush to soak in the water mixture. Then start at the outside edge of the stain to help prevent the stain from getting worse. You can work slowly while reapplying the water to the toothbrush often., You can also remake the solution if it starts to get too dark and dingy.
Spray & Dry Carpet: You want to make sure you have done all that you can to clean the spot with the solution and the toothbrush. Then have a spray bottle that has cold water in it. The cold water should be sprayed on the area and then followed up with a clean cloth. Then you can dab at the area to remove the moisture until the spot has been completely dried before anyone walks on it.