I came across this post on Pinterest a while ago and have wanted to try it. After the week my carpet has had, I knew it was time.
We heat our house with a pellet stove, while I love our stove I do not love the ash stains that appear around the stove on our white carpet. We have tried EVERYTHING to clean them; I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent scrubbing these stains. I decided to try this and see what would happen.
I took an old spray bottle and put equal parts of lemon-scented ammonia and hot water. I sprayed it very liberally on the carpet, put the towels over top and got to ironing.
HOLY COW! It totally worked. The top of the photo is where I have tried it, and it was the worst part of the carpet. The bottom of the picture is where I still have to clean and iron. The results are amazing.
The smell is strong, so we ventilated very well. But I do think the lemon scent is deodorizing the carpets as well.
I'm excited to try this and see if it works on my husband's work clothes!
Thank you, One Good Thing by Jillee