When it comes to the carpet (and we know that carpets are pretty serious investment we would like to last for a longer time), you are probably in need of a carpet cleaning method that works like a charm. Grease stains on things like carpets, rugs and upholstery can be a real challenge and make you find the best method for rug, upholstery cleaning, etc. Worry not, because there is always a rescue to the problems and issues that can happen to anybody with a carpet installed. Today, we want to share with you a simple, yet very efficient alternative to the chemically and sometimes toxic carpet cleaners and de-greasers you can find on the shelves at your local store and suggest this home-made receipts for a great carpet de-greaser and stain remover.
Some of the most common stains you can find on the carpets of many households are usually these left from pizza, bacon, salad dressing, peanut butter and greasy food in general. It happens that these are also some of the hardest to remove a stain out there. However, to cut through the grease and loosen the stains you do not need too much, salt and rubbing alcohol will do the trick! Combine them in a 4 to 1 ratio (4 tablespoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, for example) until the mixture becomes a paste. You can also add a few drops of lemon essential oil or any other type of essential oil with a pleasant scent for neutralising the nasty and heavy smells and deodorising your carpet. Most of the essential oils, lemon essential oil, for example, have also disinfecting properties.
Once you mix together the salt and rubbing alcohol to a paste consistency, rub it into your carpet in the direction of the nap of the carpet. Do not rub too aggressively, otherwise, you are risking spreading out the stain and grease, better blog and rub gently. Wait for the carpet to dry and then vacuum the excess salt left. You have to be patient, because the drying process may take a while, but this is when the two ingredients are loosening the dirt and grease, so allow it to dry completely.
This method is pretty successful in soaking up the grease and it is highly recommended for getting rid of straight grease with nothing else mixed. Of course, it will also work for other stains too, but it may be not that effective as other simple and efficient method you can find recommended on our blog. If the stain is slightly remaining on your carpet after the treatment, you may try another round of soaking and make sure to get the grease out completely.
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