How To Get Oil Stains Out Of Carpet
Do you want to know how to remove cooking oil stains from your carpet?
From pizza and fries to hamburgers and salad dressings, a lot of the food we love is oily. Unfortunately, grease and oil can easily spill, splatter, and drip onto your carpet, leaving a messy stain (and unpleasant odours if left untreated). The good news, however, is that getting oil out of your carpet is a relatively easy process that can be done using common household items. As long as you act quickly, you will be able to remove the stain with minimal effort, helping to prevent the oil from spoiling your precious investment.
Here are some helpful tips and techniques on how to remove cooking oil stains from your carpet, so you can get back to enjoying your delicious food!
Things You’ll Need
- Absorbent cloths/white paper towels
- Grease-fighting dish detergent
- Cornstarch (baby powder will also do the trick)
- Sponges or soft cloths
Steps On How To Clean Oil Stains
- Begin by soaking up as much of the oil as possible, using absorbent cloths or white paper towels. Blot the stain without rubbing it in. Scrubbing the oil may push it further into the carpet fibres, making the stain a permanent fixture on your carpet.
- When most of the oil has been lifted out of the carpet, cover the stain with cornstarch or baby powder and gently work it into the fibres. The cornstarch should soak up the remaining oil, leaving you with less to remove down the road.
- Leave the cornstarch on the area for at least an hour.
- Vacuum the area to lift out the cornstarch or powder.
- If there is any oil still left in the carpet, put a small amount of dish detergent on the area. Work it into the carpet with your fingers, ensuring the stain is well saturated.
- Scour the stain with a brush or a toothbrush to work it further into the carpet fibres.
- Pour some water onto the stained area and blot up the solution with a clean cloth, repeating as necessary.
- Once you have thoroughly rinsed the area, place some towels over it to absorb any extra water.
- Finally, allow ample time for the area to dry.
Following these steps will help you on your way to a clean carpet in no time.
Unfortunately, however, some stains are extremely stubborn and won’t come out no matter what you do. When that happens, your next move will be to contact a professional carpet cleaning service.
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