How to remove greasy stains from carpets

How to remove greasy stains from carpetsEveryone has experienced a night having a big party with friends at home and someone just drops a slice of pizza on the carpet.

Cleaning can be really hard if you leave the greasy stain for too long. So we can show you some steps for emergency reaction to save your favourite carpet in the living room. The sooner you treat it, the better!

Here’s what you will need:

  1. A cleaning solution
  2. Liquid soap
  3. Water
  4. Clean cloths
  5. Ammonia
  6. Dish soap

What to do?

  1. Start blotting the stain with a clean cloth to remove as mush grease as you can from the stain. Be careful while you are blotting because if you start rubbing and pressing hard, there is a big chance to ruin the carpet fibers.
  2. Put an appropriate cleaning solution if you have one at home and then blot again the carpet with the cloth. You can also try with a solution made of half water, half homemade ammonia and a small squirt of dish soap. Spray the carpet with it and wait for a few minutes.
  3. Rinse with water when you are sure that nothing from the stain is left. It is important not to leave cleaning solution on the carpet because it can collect easily dirt.
  4. Wait for one or two hours when the carpet has dried and then check if the stain has been completely removed. If it’s still there – repeat the first three steps.

Don’t forget to use the hottest possible water temperature that the fabric recommends.

If the fabric must be dry cleaned do not try to clean it alone and look for professional help.

Remember that grease stains can be spread easily so when you’re blotting them, do it from the outside to the center of the stain and be sure that you cover the whole area without making it larger.

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