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One of those is scorch marks, often people can give up and throw something away once it is scorched, thinking that there is little hope in restoring it to its former glory.
One of the most devastating places to get a scorch mark is on a wool carpet. Wool is a natural insulator, and won’t catch alight but will dissolve into cinders before your eyes.
If the mark isn’t very bad try removing the discolouration from the carpet with hydrogen peroxide or even steam cleaning them. If it is worse then you may have to consider snipping off the burnt wool.
Wooden work surfaces can also suffer from scorch marks, and these are often found on mantle pieces due to candles or on kitchen work surfaces due to hot pots and pans being placed on them.
These can first be tackled by sanding, light scorch marks may not go down very far and can be sanded off. Try different grades of sandpaper and choose which is best for your surface.
If the wood is treated in any way you may want to retreat that patch so that it matches the surrounding area. Read more about that on the Women you should know website
Another problematic scorch burn is on stone effect kitchen work surfaces. You can get kits to match the colour of your work surface to fill in and cover up the mark.