Oil and grease are one of the nastiest stains you can get on your carpets. Not only they are very hard to remove but often lead to the trapping of a lot of dirt and dust. Trapping of mud and dust by oil will lead to permanent damage and decolourization of your carpets. Professional carpet cleaners can also help you with carpet oil stain removal and also restore your carpets from the damage of oil stains and dirt making them fresh and new again. But if you have enough time and resources you can very well take care of carpet oil stain removal at home itself. Follow this guide to get rid of oils stains from a carpet.
The most common oil-based stains
These are the most common oil-based stains:
- Butter or Margarine
- Cooking oil (olive oil and canola oil etc.)
- Salad dressings
- Deodorant and spray
- Makeup and moisturizers
- Motor oil
- Vaseline and more.
Materials you will be needing :
- Spare Clothes or cleaning papers
- Carpet stain removing soap or detergent
- CornStarch or Baby powder
Steps for carpet oil stain removal are :
1. Freshen up the stain: Old stains are very much permanently fixed deep into the fibers of carpets, so you need to freshen up the stain by pouring some glycerine or non-sticky colourless oil before oil stain removal.
2. Remove glycerin: Absorbent cloths or paper towels can be used to remove the excess of glycerin on the carpets by dabbing the cloth over to the oily stain again and again. Repeat this for few times and don’t dab the stain very strongly or the oil will spread again to resh fibers of carpets.
3. Pour cornstarch: Since all of the excesses of oil have been soaked up by cloth or paper now you can start carpet oil stain removal through cornstarch. Pour some amount of cornstarch over the stain and use a brush to rub the surface and bottom of the carpet and let cornstarch extract all the remaining oil and dirt inside the carpets. Apply some more cornstarch after the cleaning with the brush and leave it on the stain for an hour.
4. Vacuum cleaning: Deterrent and stubborn oil stains will likely be removed by repeating the above process a few times. You should now use a vacuum cleaner to eradicate any presence of cornstarch left on the carpets. Attach a narrow hose and suck in all the powder of cornstarch and oil left. Repeat vacuum carpet cleaning again by attaching an upholster hose. now.
5. Use detergent: If your oil stains still persist or some amount of oil or dirt is still seen you can use oil removing soap or detergent to finish off the carpet oil stain removal process. use the detergent or oil removing soap, pour it over the stain and add some water. Take a brush or a toothbrush to rub the stained patch and remove any amount of oil and dirt left.
6. Rub with wet cloth: Use a wet cloth finally and rub it on the carpet patch and keep rubbing to see the stain and detergent getting removed.
7. Drying: For the drying process take two dry cloths or paper towels and put them on the surface of the stain and directly below it. Press the clothes or paper towels firmly and repeat pressing until all the water is removed. Leave the carpets under the final step for complete drying.
Professional Assistance: IANS Cleaning Services, Australia
Most often oil stains go unnoticed before they start trapping dirt and become visible. Some old and hard stains are almost impossible to remove and require the hiring of professional carpets cleaning services as IANS cleaning Services, Australia. Our professional cleaners are well-trained and have proper knowledge about stain removal. We use modern machinery and eco-friendly cleaning solutions to deliver quick and safe stain removal and cleaning services at affordable costs. Our cleaners are dedicated to delivering the same day and emergency cleaning services in all the suburbs. Our team of professional carpet cleaners is available round the clock to offer you a solution for all of your carpet cleaning problems. Reach us to get stain removal services and experience excellent customer service.