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How To Remove Cooking Oil From Carpet


Spilled Cooking Oil


To clean cooking oil from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below.  Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary.  Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.


(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)

Synthetic Carpet

1. Use a dry cleaning solvent such as Carbona or Energine. Dry cleaning solvent should never be used on polyester.

2. Use a detergent solution by mixing one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water.  Make sure the water is not hot.


Cooking oil on carpet is not a fun stain to deal with.  If cooking oil is allowed to remain in your carpet and set, being an organic product it will eventually spoil.  It won't happen right away, but eventually it will stink to high heaven!

When dealing with cooking oil in carpet, it's especially important to deal with this stain immediately.  The longer it's allowed to remain in your carpet, the more difficult it will be to remove.