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How to Get Grease Out of Carpet?

Posted on Friday 18 February 2022

6.Have you dropped grease on your carpet? This can be a moment of panic, especially if your carpet is new and beautifully fluffy. The good news is; your carpet can be rescued without breaking the bank.

While grease is a tricky substance to get rid of, once it’s started to cling to carpet fibres, there are a few DIY cleaning methods that will do the job. If you don’t want to face the greasy carpet on your own, call in your local pro Adelaide carpet cleaners for assistance.

How to Get Grease Out of Carpet?

Baking Soda

1.Sprinkle baking soda over the grease stain

2.Allow the baking soda to sit for 10-15 minutes so it can absorb the liquid

3.Apply gentle pressure to the grease stain so it penetrates the fibres of your carpet

4.After 15 minutes, vacuum any baking soda particles from the carpet

5.If the grease stain persists, dip a clean cloth into water with a few drops of liquid detergent

6.Gently dab the stain until it starts to fade

7.If the stain has gone, allow the carpet to air dry naturally

Dish Soap and Vinegar

1.Gather together white vinegar, dish soap, glycerin, a clean cloth and a spray bottle

2.In a bowl, combine one-part dishwashing liquid, one-part glycerin, a few drops of white vinegar and eight parts cold water

3.Add the mixture to the spray bottle and spray over the grease stain

4.Use a clean dry cloth to dab the stain and absorb up any liquid

5.Repeat all the above steps with new dry cloths until the stain has gone

Salt and Rubbing Alcohol

1.Mix one-part salt and four parts rubbing alcohol into a paste

2.Dip a clean, damp cloth into the mixture and wipe over the grease stain until it lifts away

3.Let the stained area dry and vacuum up any excess salt

4.Repeat the process if any of the grease stain remains

What to Do If Your Grease Stain Will Not Go?

While all the above mentioned DIY methods are effective at removing grease, some stubborn stains, especially if they have been left, may refuse to budge. If this happens to you, call in That Carpet Guy for affordable steam carpet cleaning Adelaide.

All carpets should be professionally cleaned at least once a year. If you have stubborn stains, now is the time to do it! Call 08 74 777 611 for a free, no-obligation quote.

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