Keeping your carpet clean and well maintained can be more challenging than you think. There are a lot of everyday cleaning threats that are lurking and just waiting for an opportunity to tarnish your beautiful carpet. Some can be more difficult to remove than others and can really take up your time, effort, and sometimes even your sanity.
A good example of these difficult kinds of stains is grease stains. Grease can come from several places, but primarily it comes from the grease that you use for your car or any vehicle. Motor grease can be a nightmare to remove. Not only does it leave a big black stain on your carpet, but it likewise makes it sticky and ruins its fibers. Dealing with motor grease though is not an impossible task. All you need to clean it up are the proper tools, technique, and a little patience. Here’s what you will need to do:
- Scrape Up the Excess Grease – Do this is in order to prepare your carpet for cleaning the actual stain that is left behind as well as preventing the grease from spreading further and causing more difficulty. To do this step, you will need a spoon or a bread knife. Use the spoon or knife to carefully scrape up any and all excess grease from the carpet. Be careful though as you can spread it and make it worse if you are not cautious.
- Put Baking Soda on the Stained Area – Now that you have removed the excess grease, it’s time for you to sprinkle some baking soda onto the stained area. Sprinkle a considerable amount over the grease stain and then let it set for fifteen minutes. Then, use a vacuum cleaner to extract the baking soda. The baking soda will absorb some of the grease and you’ll see a bit of improvement on the stain.
- Apply a Carpet Cleaning Product onto the Stain – For the next step, you will need to get a carpet cleaning product of your choice. Get the one you are usually using and then spray some of it onto the stained area. Then, use a clean towel to blot the stain. Repeat this step until all of the stain is removed.
- Rinse the Stained Area – This is the last step of the process. Spray the area you just cleaned with some clean water and then use a sponge or clean rags to dry up the carpet.
Stop letting grease stains ruin your carpet and cause you unnecessary frustration. Get rid of it using these simple steps and you’ll return your carpet to its clean and beautiful self once more.