So, you’ve met with your friends to enjoy delicious pizza, cola and watch an exciting fun movie. But once, something went wrong, and now all the pizza is on your beautiful new light carpet, which was carefully cleaned before your friends coming.
1. Where to start?
Don’t wait for the stain to harden! You need to act quickly enough so that the stain doesn’t have time to soak deep into the carpet and doesn’t start to smell unpleasant.
Greasy stains are usually of the same nature – oil or animal fat. In this case, baking soda is the best quick cleaner.
Collect leftovers from the carpet. If pizza sausage leftovers are laying along with the grease stain on the carpet, remove them. Then blot the liquid with a dry napkin to keep the carpet to a minimum.
After the excess fat has been collected, cover the stain with baking soda and leave for an hour or more until all the fat is absorbed. Baking soda is an excellent grease absorber and will easily remove even tough stains.
2. Vacuum cleaner time!
To remove the baking soda that has absorbed grease from your carpet, you need to turn to your best household cleaning assistant – a vacuum cleaner.
Set it to maximum power and slowly slide it across the carpet. This will allow you to suck the baking soda into the hose as much as possible and remove the grease stain.
If this was not enough to remove the stain, use a brush and laundry soap. Dampen the stain with a little warm water, apply soap and wipe well in a circular motion with a brush. Then rinse off the remaining foam and let the carpet dry. It will take no more than 10 minutes.
3. Are there any alternatives?
Of course, you can use a more expensive grease remover. But this tool isn’t always at your fingertips, while baking soda is in every home.
Plus, you’ve probably heard that stains can be removed with hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, or dishwashing liquid.
This is your choice! Baking soda is just one of the simplest and most common methods for removing greasy stains.
4. What else should you keep in mind?
Pay attention to the material of the carpet. Synthetic fibers are more susceptible to damage and external influences, any chemical stain remover can leave light marks on them, washing out the color of the product.
Indian silk rugs require care. They have a very delicate structure and it is better not to rub them with a coarse brush.