Green Cleaning Tips for Removing Grease Stains from Fabrics

By June 8, 2011Articles

Green Cleaning Tips for Removing Grease Stains from Fabrics

You can get grease stains almost everywhere – in the kitchen, in the garage or even in the office while having lunch. Although they can be a serious challenge, they are not impossible to remove. And the best thing is that you won’t need a professional cleaning company or have to buy an expensive commercial stain remover to help you with them. You can easily tackle the grease stains yourself by following our simple tips.

The first thing you need to do is to check if the clothing can be machine washed or not. If it is dry clean only, all you can do is blot as much grease as you can and sprinkle salt on the stain. It will absorb the grease and not let it set in the fabric. Then take it to the nearest dry cleaning office – if it is on your carpet or furniture upholstery, call an end of tenancy cleaning Wimbledon team.

If it can be machine washed, you can either sprinkle baking soda or salt on it to absorb the excess oil. Then wash as normal. For tougher stains you can make a solution of one part liquid soap and     two parts hydrogen peroxide. Make sure you use this solution only on fabrics that are either white or colour-fast because hydrogen peroxide has light bleaching properties and can change the colour of your clothes. Then wash the piece of clothing as usual. Adding a few squirts of freshly squeezed lemon juice to your regular load of laundry will also help you get rid of any grease residues. It will also boost the whitening action of your washing powder and add some fresh citrus scent to your clothes.

It is very important to remember to not heat grease stains before you clean them. If you do, you could make the stain set in and make it almost impossible to remove. In these occasions you could try calling an end of tenancy cleaning Balham team to help you get rid of the pesky stain.

Marta Nikolova

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