[CnD] Question: How to remove rug burn marks
parham90 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 12:38:40 EDT 2015
When cooking today, a square piece of paper towel fell on the stove and
started to burn. I, in my infinite wisdom, didn't just pick it up and
throw it in the sink next to me; instead I picked it up and ran for the
other sink, which was about ten steps or so away, shaking the paper
towel wildly as I went. As you can tell, it did get worse, and by the
time I got to the other sink, it was blazing. I threw it toward the
sink, but it flipped in the air and landed on the rug. It went out very
quickly, but it did manage to burn the rug a bit.
First, lessons for those that might not have experienced such a thing:
1. Always keep your cool. Losing your cool will lead to making stupid
decisions in the heat of the moment.
2. Never shake a burning paper towel. It will cause the paper towel to
burn even worse.
3. Do not throw a paper towel. Drop it. Throwing will just make it flip
around in the air and land on the ground. Try throwing a paper towel
(one that hopefully isn't burning); you'll see what I mean.
4. If you burn your hand, quickly stick it in cold water for five
minutes for first degree burns, and ten minutes for second degree burns.
Most burns in the kitchen are first-degree, but if you feel the lower
layer of your skin has also been burned, keep your hand in cold water
for ten minutes.
Now, on to my question.
Since my parents don't know I've made such a mess, and they will
probably figure it out once they get home in two days or so, what do you
suggest I do to fix the burned rug? It is a very small spot, about the
length of my middle finger.
Hope this helps someone, and someone can help me in return! :)
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