Greasy foods are often a guilty pleasure for many people. Whether you are eating it because of a get together or simply have a craving, when you indulge in greasy foods, you run the risk of spilling it on many surfaces, including carpet. Today, we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a recommendation to remove the grease from your carpeting.
What Supplies are Used for Stain Removal?
Collect the following items (make certain the correct solution is used on the carpet type):
– Cleaning Concoction:
• Synthetic – In a spray bottle, mix 4 cups of cold water, ¼ tsp of mild liquid dish soap, and 1 tbsp ammonia.
• Oriental – In a Combine 2-parts cold water, 1-part white vinegar in a spray bottle.
• Wool – Dry cleaning solvent according to the label’s instructions.
– White, clean rags or plain paper towels.
– Spray bottle with only cold water.
– Heavy objects such as weights or books
Note: Test it on the carpet in an inconspicuous area to ensure it doesn’t, discolor, or damage the fibers, whether you use a DYI treatment or a commercial product.
How Do You Get Grease Stains Out of Carpet?
1) Removing as much of it as possible, use a dry cloth or paper towel to blot at the grease. Always blot, do not rub or scrub or you will only push the grease out and down throughout the treatment. For efficient containment, start on the outer perimeter of the spot and work your way towards the center
2) Being careful not to oversaturate, apply the correlating solution to the type of carpet you have generously; and let it sit for 5 minutes.
3) Begin blotting at the grease until it has completely dissolved, use a fresh cloth or paper towel. Once it has absorbed the grease to its compacity, you will likely need to use multiple paper towels or cloths as you go. Until the grease is gone, repeat application and blotting as necessary.
4) Administer the plain water and use a dry cloth or towel to dry the area as best you can after the grease is removed. Making the spot look brown soon, leave behind the solution residue will attract dirt and dust.
5) Place a dry cloth or towel on top of the spot following with the weights, after you removed as much moisture as possible. To ensure all the moisture is absorbed from the carpets, let it sit overnight.
6) Vacuum the area to let the fibers return to their normal texture, only after the area is completely dry.
Additional Carpet Stain Removal Tips
1) In very small doses applied to a cotton ball, synthetic carpets can be treated with mineral spirits, paint thinner, rubbing alcohol, or even lighter fluid. Since most of these remedies are highly flammable, use with caution and at your own risk.
2) Only use cool water to avoid locking the stain.
3) As they can damage your carpets, avoid bleach as it will lighten your carpets as well as laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent. Never use ammonia wool carpets.