Remove Oil from Carpet
I’m going to show you how I removed oil from my carpet. It’s not a difficult process and it can be done with everyday household items, so there is no need to call in expensive professionals! One of my favourite things about using this method is that it doesn’t require any chemicals or special cleaners – just some elbow grease and time!
Remove Cooking Oil from Carpet
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: Paper Towels, Dishwashing Liquid, Rubbing Alcohol
Step 1: Blot the cooking oil with paper towels to absorb as much of it as possible.
Step 2: Mix a solution of dishwashing liquid in warm water (1 teaspoon per cup). Use a clean white cloth or sponge to apply this mixture to the carpet around the stain. Keep the stain moist with this solution for several minutes.
Step 3: Saturate the stain with rubbing alcohol. Blot up the solution with paper towels. Continue blotting until you have absorbed all of the liquid in the carpet and no more is being taken up by the towels.
Step 4: Allow the stained area to dry thoroughly, then vacuum it well to remove any leftover residue.
*Rubbing alcohol can cause some types of carpets to change colours over time, so be sure to test it in an inconspicuous area beforehand.
Remove Engine Oil from Carpet
Time: 15 minutes
Materials: Butter knife, Paper Towels, Dishwashing Liquid, Vinegar
Step 1: Dampen a terry cloth towel with water and lay it over the stain.
Step 2: Scrape off as much oil as possible from the surface of the carpet using a metal spoon or butter knife.
Step 3: Mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with 1 teaspoon of vinegar in a cup of warm water. Blot this solution over the area with a clean, white cloth.
Step 4: Mix 3 parts water with 1 part distilled vinegar in a bucket or spray bottle. Saturate the stain with this solution. Blot up any excess liquid with a clean white cloth. Allow this to remain on the carpet for several hours before blotting up the moisture and allowing it to air dry.
*Be sure to test this solution on an inconspicuous area of the carpet first.
This blog post has provided you with several different ways to remove oil from your carpet. You can try baking soda and water, dish soap and vinegar, or Dawn Dish Soap Method. If none of these methods works for you, don’t worry! Call us at 021-877-504 so we can help get that pesky stain out of your carpets once and for all!