If you work in the office at a factory, you may wonder what you can do to get the grease stains out of the carpet left by the workers' boots. If so, use the three-step guide below to treat and remove fresh industrial grease stains in your factory office's carpet.
Step 1: Scrape As Much Grease Off As Possible
Before you attempt to clean the stain out of the carpet, you need to remove as much of the thick grease as possible. Getting the amount of grease piled up on the carpet down to a minimum helps keep you from spreading it everywhere.
To scrape the grease off the carpet, use a putty knife with a blade wider than the grease. Using a wide blade will keep you from digging the ends into the grease, pushing it deeper into the carpet fibers. Once you have removed as much of the grease as possible, go on to the next step.
Step 2: Put A Layer Of Kitty Litter Over The Stain
This next step involves pulling as much of the ground-in grease as possible using kitty litter that has large granules. The litter's super absorbency will pull out the grease, while the larger pieces will be easier to clean than the powdery, clumping kind.
Put a layer about a half inch thick over the grease stain, and let it sit for a couple of hours. Then, using the same putty knife you used in step one, remove the layer along with the residual grease. Then, go on to the next step.
Step 3: Blot The Stain With Dish Detergent And Vinegar
In this step, the stain is treated with a mixture of dish detergent and vinegar. While you may be tempted to use an industrial-strength solvent found in your factory, you should not use something too strong on the carpet. The solvent will most likely bleach the carpet, as well as dissolve the glue holding the fibers into the mesh backing.
Instead, mix a teaspoon of dish detergent and a cup of white distilled vinegar in a gallon of water. Then, use a white, clean cloth to blot the stain. Let the solution work overnight. Then blot it the next morning with clean water. After the carpet has dried, vacuum the area.
While the above guide can help remove most of the fresh stains caused by industrial grease, the steps may not get all the grease out or remove older stains. For a deeper clean, you may want to contact a business that offers commercial carpet cleaning services to have them come out and discuss any options available for removing the stains and keeping the carpet clean.