Tips on Cleaning Kerosene From Carpets

Kerosene leaves more than just an oily stain when spilled on carpet. In addition to removing a possible stain in the kerosene, you will have to deal with the odor kerosene leaves behind. Massive quantities of kerosene can signify the end of a carpet; however, small quantities, like drips in a kerosene lamp, which can be readily eliminated. Several household cleaners will be convenient. In addition, airing out the place naturally will get your carpet back to normal.

Open windows to permit fresh air and ventilation; remove or remove the padding beneath the carpet if it’s filled with kerosene.

Blot the affected area thoroughly with white, absorbent towels. Continue blotting until fluid stops appearing on the towel.

Clean the affected area with a clean towel dipped in an oil-fighting detergent mixture. You can mix your own with a 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent in a quart of warm water. Continue to blot after every round of cleaning to pull on the kerosene out of the carpeting.

Wash the affected area with clean water in a spray bottle. Blot the rinse water with dry towels. Allow to dry.

Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda to the affected area to absorb remaining odor. Allow it to sit for many hours or days depending on the severity of the odor. Then vacuum the used baking soda. Repeat as necessary.

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