Removing oil stains in carpet can be daunting and time-consuming. If not done right, you may end up damaging your carpet. Here is a guide to help you clean your carpet with ease without compromising its quality.
Cleaning Supplies Needed
Below is a list of cleaning supplies you need to put together before you begin cleaning your carpet.
• Warm water
• Cleaning brush
• Baking soda or cornstarch
• Hand towels
• Dishwashing detergent
These cleaning substances are cost-effective and available in your nearest home improvement store. The quantity of cleaning supplies needed depends on the size of the carpet surface you want to clean.
Step for Removing Oil Stains in Carpet
Step 1: Press the Oil Stain
Use a hand towel to press the oil from the carpet before it dries off. This helps you prevent a high absorbent of oil in the carpet.
Step 2: Apply Baking Soda or Cornstarch
Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on the affected surface, coat it and let it soak up for about three to six hours.
Step 3: Rub the Substance on the Surface
Once the baking soda absorbs the carpet, begin to rub it slowly as it penetrates the carpet, then vacuum the powder.
Step 4: Apply Dishwashing Detergent
Place the dishwashing detergent on the carpet and rub it until it absorbs well, then pour on a small amount of warm water and rub it with a clean cloth. Let the carpet dry completely and repeat the process until the oil stains are invisible.
Alternative Cleaning Methods
You can apply several other methods if the baking soda and corn starch fail to work effectively. You can use alcohol and a dry cleaning solvent but ensure you are as gentle as possible to avoid damaging the carpet.
Call a Professional Instead
If you’re still unable to remove the oil stains in carpet, it is imperative to seek help from a professional cleaner to remove the stains. Contact us today, and we will be glad to come to your home or commercial property to deal with any stain on your carpet. Feel free to call us at (423) 926-9251.