Have you ever poured some grease on your carpet accidentally? Have you ever tried to scrub it off in vain? Well, I understand how frustrating this can be because I have experienced it several times.
I obviously did not want to damage my expensive carpet when trying to remove the stains. Regular vacuuming could not help since grease clings to fiber calling for professional cleaning.
I had gone through this trouble several times in the past until I decided to research widely on how to get grease out of carpet without hassle.
I would not mind getting my hands dirty when working or doing repairs at home or at work. Typically, when dealing with metal surfaces, grease is part of the job. Unfortunately, as much as I try to be careful, some grease will end up on my carpet; so frustrating.
Grease creates annoying stains which might be impossible to avoid. Sadly, your business reputation might be at stake if the stains are all over your workplace carpet. Your family may also be irritated if you leave drops of grease in the living room.
Fortunately, I know the best techniques that can remove even the toughest stains. I have discussed a simple step by step procedure on how to remove grease stains out of carpet within a short period.
Before the stains turn into a big issue, follow the guidelines below.
What will you require for the recommended cleaning procedure?
In this section, I will list tools and materials that you will need to carry out the procedure. Ensure you have the items readily available in the house for easier accessibility.
I will also discuss the alternative methods that you may opt to use. However, the recommended method is the most efficient.
- Dish soap
- Cotton material
- Baking soda
- Vacuum cleaner
- Spray bottle
- Dull Knife
Other Alternatives to Remove Grease from Carpet
1. Use of Cornstarch
However, you might be required to use the chemicals over and over again before the dirt falls off. This may turn out expensive.
2. Use of dish soap and vinegar
Dish soap and vinegar can work too. According to a study published on NCBI, vinegar was found to be an effective cleaning agent because it not only acts as a bleaching agent but also as a disinfectant.
Secondly, pour the dish soap and use the toothbrush to rub gently. The solutions may not be very effective and may take much to clean up.
3. Use of Rubbing Alcohol for Grease Stain Treatment
The third alternative may be the use of rubbing alcohol. You will require a dull knife, rubbing alcohol and paper towels. Use the knife to scrub off the solid stain then pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the stain as you wipe out the residue using the paper tissue.
Rubbing alcohol may not be the best solution for individuals with allergies; it might cause irritation. Alcohol can also tamper carpet fibers if soaked thus damaging the carpet.
Recommended Alternative for Getting Grease out of the Carpet
Of all the alternatives I have discussed above, using baking soda is way much better. The requirements are minimal. Similarly, besides cleaning, baking soda also disinfects surfaces. It is a multi-purpose solution thus having it in the house may be advantageous.
I’m now concluding this guide, but before I wrap up, I would like to ask; did you enjoy it? Did you find it engaging and helpful enough? If so, that’s my joy, and I request you to share it. If otherwise, just let me know, and I’ll work as hard as I can to update it more informative to everyone.
The reason to why I created this post is to assist as many people as possible who are experiencing the same problems I experienced before.
As a quick heads up, grease poured accidentally on my carpet, and some stains touched my clothes too.
I tried to remove grease out of my carpet and clothes through several methods, but I could not succeed. I had to research widely on how to get grease out of clothes and carpets, and that’s how I came across the helpful information.
After trying several methods and seeing how they work, I decided to share the useful information through this post because I want to make sure people don’t suffer the same as I did.
To wrap up, I value your feedback and compliments, so if you have any comment or query, feel free to leave them here in the comments section below.