Flooring Tips & Tricks

How to Remove Butter or Shortening from Your Carpet

Dropping a dab of butter or shortening on the carpet need not be the end of the carpet. Act quickly and you can fix the problem. Plus, by completing these steps provided by Chico Carpet One’s Flooring Maintenance & Cleaning Tips, you should be able to get rid of that greasy spot.

carpet-one-floor-home-roseville-chico-ca-flooring-tips-tricks-remove-butter-shorteningMethod for Cleaning

  1. APPLY a dry cleaning solvent onto a damp towel
  2. BLOT don't rub 
  3. REPEAT solvent application as above-do not apply directly to carpet
  4. BLOT don't rub 
  5. APPLY water with damp towel
  6. BLOT to finish with a weighted pad of paper towels

Cleaning Steps

  1. FIRST: Prevent people or pets from walking on the butter or shortening stain. Place a marker such as a book or a container, a chair or small table over or next to the stain area to prevent walking onto it while you gather the cleaning supplies. 
  2. SECOND: Scrape off as much as possible. Do this very gently, so as not to rub any more of the grease into the carpet. Use the side of a butter knife to do this. 
  3. THIRD: Pretest the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous spot of carpet to ensure it does not discolor or damage the carpet. 
  4. FOURTH: Leave for up to half an hour to soak up the butter or shortening. 
  5. FIFTH: When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.

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