How to Remove Oil Carpet Stains06/04/2015 Back To Blog
Oil carpet stain removal is hard. Oil is thick and easily absorbed by fibers. It is sticky and leaves a nasty stain as well as bad odor. It's best to treat such problems at once and it's equally vital to remember that such stains should be handled properly. Never rub the stains or you will just make them larger. You must blot the contaminated area carefully and if the stain is rather large, you should work your way from outside toward the center. Such difficult stains require dry cleaning solutions and special detergents found on the market and it's crucial to get ecofriendly products for harmless effects on your health. It's also critical to keep at home the right soaps for your own carpets depending on the fibers. When you first buy a product, it's smart to try it out in a tiny part of the carpet. When you clean stains, you usually won't have the time for such tests.
The best way to clean oil
There is never one hundred percent guarantee that stain removal will be successful. It will depend on how promptly you will react, the fibers of the carpet, the extent of the problem and the method you use. Though, you must try your best.
* Place paper towel or a clean cloth over the oil stain without rubbing it. Blot the spot repeatedly and until you will see no more oil residue at the cloth. If oil has penetrated the fibers deeply already, perhaps you should leave the cloth for a few minutes and place a heavy object on top to keep it in place
* Spread some cornstarch or baby powder over the spot. Work it gently with a toothbrush to allow the powder to go around and in between fibers. Leave it like that for about an hour before vacuuming the residues
* Apply some detergent on the area and work it with the toothbrush to help it move between fibers
* Rinsing the area might be the hardest part since you must be extra careful not to soak the carpet. It's smart to put one portion of white vinegar in three portions of water and blot the area repeatedly
The whole process requires patience and method. The use of vinegar will be good for odor removal as well. Make sure the area is properly dried and don't cover it till you are sure it is dry. You might need dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process. If you are not careful, you might end up needing mold damage cleanup and repair.