How to Get Ash Out Of Carpet
Getting ash on your carpets from the fireplace, cigarette astray, or just from the cigarette bud isn’t that easy to remove. Ash isn’t the same as normal dust that you can vacuum from the carpet because you can actually stain and push the ash more into the fabric of your carpet whether it is in your car or house.
In this article, I will show you two methods that you can use to get ash out of your carpet both wet and a dry cleaning method.
Method 1. Get Ash Out Of Carpet Dry Cleaning Method
Tools Needed For This Method:
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Cleaning Cloth
- Baby Powder /Cornstarch Or Baking Soda
1. Vacuum The Ash Out The Carpet
The first thing you need to do is remove everything that is near the ash stain near the carpet whether the carpet is in your car or living room. Use a vacuum that has a strong suction and vacuum out as much of the ash as you can.
2. Add Absorbent Powder
Once you have vacuumed out the ash you will need to add something to absorb the odor of the ash and also clean the stained area as well.
You can either use baking soda, baby powder, or cornstarch whichever one you have. Baby powder tends to mask the cigarette odor much better than the other two.
3. Vacuum The Carpet
Let the absorbent powder you just added on sit for 10-20 minutes then use your vacuum and vacuum the carpet again until it is clean. You can use a cleaning cloth or brush and scrub or brush the area lightly to get out any remaining ash.
4. Add Air Freshener
This step is totally optional but you can spray your favorite air freshener or homemade air freshener with laundry detergent on the area to make it smell even better. Three drops of essential oil on the spot will work as well if you rather using essential oils.
Lavender, Peppermint, Coffee, And Cinnamon will mask the cigarette or smoke odor the best.
Method 2. Wet Cleaning Method To Get Ash Out Of Your Carpet
Tools Need For This Method:
- Blow Dryer
- Baking Soda
- Rubbing Alcohol
1. Vacuum The Ash Stain On The Carpet
Vacuum the carpet and remove as much of the spilled ash as much as possible. The more you get out the less possibility of you staining your car carpet or carpet in your living room.
2. Add Absorbent Powder
Now you can add baking soda to the area where the ash was and let it sit for 10 minutes to absorb and clean that area of the carpet as well. Baking soda is recommended for this method becomes cornstarch and baby powder react badly to water and will clog up your carpet fibers.
3. Use Brush To Brush Carpet
Use a brush that you are not using and brush the carpet to loosen up the baking soda and any ash that might have not gotten sucked up in the vacuum before.
4. Vacuum Carpet
Once you are finished brushing the carpet use the vacuum again to vacuum the carpet and this will suck up all the baking soda and ash that is in it.
5. Spray Rubbing Alcohol
The purpose of the baking soda is to break down any odor and remove stains that the ash might have left there, especially if the carpet is dark. When you spray the carpet with the rubbing alcohol lightly use a cloth and dab the area.
6. Dry With Blow Dryer
Now you need to dry the carpet with a blow dryer or let it air dry. If you choose to use the blow dryer, set it on the hottest setting and stay 6-8 inches away from the carpet and dry it.
When cleaning your carpets with any stain or powder substance never use any liquid on the area first because this will make it even harder to clean. These two methods can work for your house carpet and the carpet that is in your car.