How Co clean Grease or Oil Stains from Upholstery or Carpet.

ServiceMaster of Burnsville and Eagan is happy to provide professional upholstery cleaning in addition to serving your carpet cleaning and damage restoration needs.

Mmmmm Pizza. Not to mention salad dressing, peanut butter, and fried foods. We all love our greasy, oily treats. But what do you do when your late night snack ends up on your carpet or upholstery?  Here are 5 steps to keep your carpet and upholstery looking new.

Removing Oil Stains and Grease Stains From Upholstery

Step 1) Blot up as much of the oil or grease as you can using paper towels. Don’t rub! Rubbing could spread the stain.

Step 2) Pour a highly absorbent powder such as cornstarch or baking soda onto the affected area to absorb remaining oil.

Step 3) Vacuum the upholstery or carpet to remove the absorbent powder. Your may need to repeat this step several times if – say- you dropped  a pan of bacon grease, or some other epic grease mishap.

Step 4) If you still see grease, you can use a very small amount of dry cleaning solvent on a white cloth. Gently blot until the solvent is absorbed.* Once the stain is gone use a very small amount of cold water on a clean white cloth to remove any remaining solvent.

 *Note: Check the upholstery tag. If there is an S on it you can use dry cleaning solvent to safely remove stains. Also, be sure to spot test a small, out of the way piece of carpet to make sure it is color fast.

Step 5) If you still see grease on your carpet or upholstery, it’s time to call in the pros. The friendly and highly trained technicians of ServiceMaster of Burnsville and Eagan are here for you and all your upholstery and carpet stains.

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