If there’s something almost everyone out there in Waterloo hates doing, it is definitely house cleaning. Truth be told, we live very busy lives and we can barely find the time to spend with the loved ones – not to mention the time to put every little thing in our home in proper order and to leave everything sparkly clean behind! And yet, when the time comes, house cleaning is not something you will want to avoid. After all, your very health is depending so much on you living in a clean environment!
Of all the stains out there, grease stains are sometimes the nastiest and most difficult ones as well. However, you should know that grease stains can be removed with a bit of help from the right products and from the right techniques as well. In this respect, we have gathered the very best house cleaning tips to help you remove those greasy spots. Read on and find them out!
1. Carpet Stains
Carpet cleaning has to be done with great care in your home in Waterloo, SE1 because otherwise you will wake up to a carpet that has lost its colours almost entirely. If you have spilt something greasy on your carpets, don’t worry, it can usually be removed. The first step is to scrape off all the excess grease you can. Secondly, sprinkle some corn-starch or baking soda over the stain. Allow it to sit there so that it absorbs the grease for about 15 minutes and then vacuum it off. Next, use a clean cloth to blot the stain with some dry cleaning solvent. Repeat this as many times as necessary and, if the stain still remains, use a vinegar and water solution to blot the stain off.
The same process can be used with upholstery as well. However, when it comes to upholstery, you should make sure to check with the labels because some pieces of upholstery will only allow dry cleaning solvents, others will allow soapy detergents and others will work well with both of them. Also, you may have to skip the second step described above if your upholstery doesn’t allow detergents on it and you may have to repeat the dry solvent cleaning process more than once to remove the grease stain.
Usually, we think that flour is one of the next messiest things that could happen to our kitchen. But the truth is that flour can work wonders when it comes to grease stains. If you have recently spilled oil or grease on a kitchen surface, simply sprinkle some flour on top of the stain and allow it to absorb everything. Wipe it off after a few minutes and your stain will have disappeared (of course, if it wasn’t already hardened).
3. Dish Soap
Dish soap can work wonders not just on your plates and cutlery, but also on the walls and even on your clothes. Cleaning grease stains off your clothes will be easier with the help of dish soap and all you have to do is to apply a bit of it on the stained area and leave it there for about 30 minutes. Then, wash the item in the clothes washing machine as you would normally do (but make sure to use cold water).
4. White Vinegar
If you have to deal with grease stains that have hardened in your home in Waterloo, vinegar is your best bet. This works for the oven and for the baking dishes as well, especially since it is not a toxic product. Sprinkle vinegar on the stain and allow it to sit there for a few minutes. Then, wash off the vinegar and remove the stain with a sponge or with a piece of cloth.