Monday, 26 September 2011

How to Get Grease Out of a Carpet

Grease attaches quickly to the surface where it has been spilled, turning into a real challenge to remove. When a grease stain occurs on a carpet, it quickly soaks into the carpet fibers and becomes near impossible to remove. Patience and proper treatment are required to remove a grease stain successfully. Fortunately, you don't have to use harsh chemicals that can damage the carpet to get rid of grease stains.

  1. Cover the entire stained area with shaving cream. For best results, use foam shaving cream instead of gel, as suggested by carpet cleaning Acton.
  2. Pour ½ gallon of cool water into a bucket.
  3. Dip a sponge into the bucket of water and squeeze out the excess water.
  4. Use the wet sponge to work the shaving cream into carpet. Do not rub the shaving cream, but just dab it into the grease stain.
  5. Rinse out the shaving cream from the sponge by re-dipping it into the bucket of water. Do not forget to squeeze the excess water before continuing to dab at the stained area.
  6. Keep rinsing the sponge and dabbing the shaving cream into the stain until no more grease is left on the carpet.
  7. Remove any excess water from the carpet by pressing a clean, dry white cloth onto the treated area. Make sure to remove as much water as possible, then turn a fan against the wet area to help the carpet dry quicker.
  8. Once the carpet has dried, vacuum it to restore the natural look of the carpet fibers.
If you don't want to risk damaging your carpet by treating the grease stain on your own, consider using professional help such carpet cleaning Acton provides.


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