How to Remove Grease Stains From Your Carpet
Accidentally spilling grease on your carpet can create a really difficult situation for any carpet owner. Grease can come from a number of things, from lubrications for hinges and other metal objects around the house to grease from cooking. Whatever the source, grease can really create a noticeable stain that can sully your beautiful carpet.
If you are unfortunate enough to be in this sort of situation, don’t freak out. Grease on your carpet isn’t the end of the world. True, it is not the easiest stain to remove but it is removable as long as you use the correct methods and tools. Here are the steps that you need to take in order to get that grease stain out of your carpet.
Aï¿½ If the grease is fresh, the first thing you need to do is remove as much of it as possible. To do this, get a clean cloth and blot the stained area from the outside going in. Make sure not to rub into the stain as this will only push the grease further into the carpet.
Aï¿½ Next, you need to use a carpet cleaning solution. There are many options available to purchase that are designed for stains. Another option is household ammonia, which is equally effective in doing the job. Just make sure to test any cleaning product out on a small, indistinct part of your carpet to see if it is compatible. Always follow the directions for any store bought cleaner. If you choose to use the ammonia, mix one part of it with two parts water and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Whichever solution you choose, apply it on the area sparingly and blot with a clean cloth or towel. Repeat this step until the stain is barely or no longer visible.
Aï¿½ To remove the remaining residue from the grease, spray the area again with the cleaning solution of your choice and cover the area with a clean cloth or towel. Place a heavy object, like a book or weight, over the cloth and leave overnight to allow the cloth to absorb everything that is left behind.
Aï¿½ After this, you should notice that the stain is completely gone. But you are not done yet. Make sure to rinse the area that you cleaned with clean water and then dry using a dry towel or a shop vac then a dry towel. This should remove all the remaining residue from the cleaning agent you used.
Simply follow the steps outlined above and grease stains should not be a problem for you anymore.