Removing Soot from Carpet?

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Even a small house fire can leave you with a dirty carpet. This page is about removing soot from carpet.



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December 22, 2004

We got some soot on the carpet from the woodburning stove. Any suggestions for how to remove it?



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December 22, 20040 found this helpful

I just vacuum the carpet and in the spring and fall I shampoo all the carpets. They all get soot and it doesn't always show. I use a wood stove to heat our entire house in the middle of a city what a savings on gas. we use fans to circulate the heat. I dust the walls as well every week.
susan from hamilton

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By Dori Luvera (Guest Post)
January 25, 20050 found this helpful

I dropped a candle on the cream carpet and the black stuff from the wick got on the carpet. How can I remove the stain? Thank you for your help

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By nancy (Guest Post)
February 23, 20050 found this helpful

did you get an answer? I just tracked soot across a carpet & up the stairs of a brand new home. help! thanks

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February 23, 20050 found this helpful

Good luck with the new house. Here is a link with instructions:


Susan from ThriftyFun

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September 4, 20070 found this helpful

Got a stain on the carpet from and candle and a small fire. The candle wax is gone and most of the black stain. How can i get the rest of it out?

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By A. Morrison (Guest Post)
October 19, 20070 found this helpful

I just built a new house and somehow one of the candlewicks I clipped managed to get buried into the new white carpet.
I steam cleaned it - but it wouldn't go away.
I tried the stain remover that comes with the DRYEL cleaning kit because I remember that it removed some soot from my suit coat a couple months back.
I rubbed the tip of the bottle into the carpet and blotted it up with a towel and it worked well. I repeated the process until the stain -and it took up almost all of it. Now I just have a little light gray pencil eraser sized spot which is way better than the half dollar sized black streak.


That stuff saved my day!

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January 6, 2014

Our furnace blew soot through my entire house. My carpets look ruined. I was told not to clean my carpets due to the stain guard protectant. I am at a loss please help me out of this mess. Thank you.

By Kathy from VA

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