How to get butter out of your carpet

How to clean butter from your carpetLove butter? You should. It can make your dinner delectable. However, your love for butter might also give you problem that include your carpet. A clumsy fall, a wild party or unruly child can cause some butter to land on your carpet. Oh No!

Cleaning butter off your carpet

The bad thing about having butter on your carpet is that it can be a frustrating job to clean up. If the butter is soft, it can seep into your carpet fibre which can be hard to get out and longer you leave it the worse it will get. If it gets unnoticed, it can go down into the backing of your carpet and create a greasy mess.

When dealing with butter on your carpet, remember to act fast. The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove the stain. Here is how to get butter out of your carpet.

  1. Scrape
  2. Absorb
  3. Clean
  4. Sponge
  1. Scrape

Using a butter knife, spoon or other tool that is gentle to your carpet, scrape off as much butter as possible.

  1. Absorb

Use a product that can absorb the remaining butter off your carpet like baking soda and corn flour. Sprinkle it over the affected area. Let it sit for 15 – 30 minutes. Vacuum it up. Repeat this step until you achieve a desirable result.

  1. Clean

Prepare a mixture of water and dishwashing liquid. This should remove the excess the grease off your carpet. When done, remember to use water to remove the soap. Then, blot the area dry to remove all excess water with an old towel.

  1. Sponge

If the stain remains, apply a dry cleaning solvent using a sponge. When using a solvent, be sure to test patch it first in an unnoticeable area eg behind the door, to avoid further damage to your carpet. Blot it until the stain fades. (Best to call in the professionals for this step)

You are now finished and you just learned how to get butter off your carpet!

However, if the stain remains or it is a really big spill, consider hiring a professional cleaner to do the job for you. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs. We would be happy to give you a free quote, ring us now on 0407 246 403.

Photo credit from how-to-clean-carpet.com.