Grease stains on your carpet can be particularly difficult to remove whether it’s a thick, oily substance used in car maintenance, animal fats used in cooking, or simply grease from bakeware that prevents food from sticking during the baking process.
As grease tends to stick and seep through the carpet fibres it’s important to tackle the problem as soon as possible. See how to treat grease stains on your carpet before it’s too late here…
The DIY way
Preparation is the key here. Put all the things you need together so you can get the job done without interruption!
- Ammonia solution
- Baking soda
- Microfibre cloth
- Paper towels
- Scrubbing brush
- Vacuum cleaner
- Washing up liquid
How to clean grease stains from your carpet
How to treat a grease stain depends on whether its a fresh or a dried spill. Treating grease stains that have just happened involves getting paper towels to soak up as much of the excess grease as possible by blotting not rubbing. Then leave clean paper towels covering the area for about 20 minutes.
Follow this up by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda over the stain and when it’s dry vacuum up any residues. Any traces of grease that are left can be dealt with by applying a little washing up liquid directly to the stain and blotting with a damp cloth before carefully rinsing out the fabric and drying with an absorbent cloth.
How to get grease out of the carpet in your house that has dried is slightly different as you need to dampen the stain with hot, soapy water. Remember that overwetting your carpet can lead to future problems with mould and mildew if it’s not dried completely. Blot with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
Sprinkle with baking soda and leave for about an hour to allow it to absorb the grease and then vacuum up any residue. When there are only light traces of the stain remaining you can apply a solution of a teaspoon of ammonia diluted with a ¼ of a cup of warm water. Blot carefully with a clean cloth and finish by scrubbing gently before a final rinse with a clean cloth. Dry the area thoroughly by continued blotting. Bear in mind that bleach can lighten carpet fibres.
Professional carpet cleaning
If you don’t have the time or the confidence to remove stubborn stains simply get in touch with trusted carpet cleaning services. A trained and experienced carpet cleaner will know exactly how to pretreat grease stains and will have appropriate solutions to deal with both fresh and older blemishes.
Your carpets will be fully insured during the cleaning process and experts will be used to handling all types of floor coverings including both natural and synthetic fibres. Advanced cleaning equipment will be used to ensure powerful cleaning without any fabric damage.
You’ll be able to arrange your carpet cleaning to fit into any busy schedule with appointments available after working hours or at the weekend. And you won’t be tied down to contracts or commitments. You’ll even be able to book a regular carpet cleaning session to keep on top of your carpet cleaning needs.
Removing grease stains from upholstery will all be part of the service with the use of specialist upholstery cleaning products. Knowing how to treat grease stains successfully with the right solutions and equipment means that your carpets and upholstery will soon be looking and smelling as new, and you can sit back and relax whilst the hard work is done for you!