Why are olive oil stains in carpet so difficult to remove?
If you’re running in the house with olive oil, it’s a sure fire recipe for disaster. Otherwise, if you’ve tripped over something in the floor, and the olive oil has gone flying onto your carpet, we feel your pain. It’s already such a bother when you spill olive oil on your kitchen floor, but carpet stains are a whole other ballgame. But why are olive oil stains so difficult to remove from carpeting? This is because olive oil stains are oil stains. Oil stains deeply penetrate and bond with the fibers of your carpet and need a tough carpet stain removal product that can fight through the oil. Luckily Bio Oxy Stain Remover is specially formulated to attack oil and grease stains in your carpeting. But be aware, the quicker you can attack the stain, the better. So, head on over to our online shop to pick up some Bio Oxy Stain Remover of your own.
Tips for preventing olive oil stains in carpet
How did you get olive oil on your carpet? Perhaps you were running through the house, or you tripped while walking through the house. Either way, it’s important to understand how the accident occurred and take precautions for the future. It’s always a good idea to keep the lid on oil while transporting it throughout the house. This is a good tip for any liquid product like paints, sauces, etc. It is important to keep the lid tightly screwed on to the olive oil or other product while walking with it through your home. In this way you can help to prevent future accidents and future carpet stains.
How to remove olive oil stains from carpet
Here’s what you’ll need to remove the olive oil stains from your carpet:
- A damp cloth
- Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- Two to three dry cloths
- A vacuum cleaner
- A heavy weight
- A toothbrush
How to remove olive oil stains with Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- You can start by using the one of the dry cloths to soak up as much excess olive oil as possible. Try to dab rather than scrub the stain, while also attempting to penetrate as deeply into the carpet as possible.
- Now that you have soaked up most of the olive oil from your carpet, it is time to cover the stain with cornstarch. The cornstarch will soak up the remaining oil from your carpet stain.
- Leave the cornstarch on the olive oil carpet stain for one hour.
- Vacuum the carpet stain area to remove excess cornstarch.
- Now it’s time to bring out the big guns. Use Bio Oxy Stain Remover to thoroughly clean the area by spraying the entire carpet stain area. Now, work the product into the fibers of your carpeting with your fingers so all the fibers are covered with Bio Oxy Stain Remover
- Scrub the area with an old toothbrush for 5 minutes.
- Now use the moist towel to soak up the product from your carpet. You may need to re-moisten the towel multiple times, as needed.
- Repeat this process until the carpet is clean.
- Once you have thoroughly soaked up the product, your carpet will be quite wet. Place the big, dry towel over the area.
- Place the weight on top of the dry towel and leave overnight.
- The next day remove the towel and allow the area to dry.
- Repeat the steps if needed if the olive oil carpet stain persists.