How to Get Cooking Grease Out of Carpet


Grease can be messy, sticky, and slippery. There's a reason we traditionally remove it from our prepared meals. When grease removal goes awry, and your carpet gets the short end of the stick, what do you do?

Our carpet cleaning experts at Zerorez® have prepared this simple cooking grease removal guide so that you can tackle your carpet cooking grease stains without stress. In this guide, we'll address common questions, outline a simple cooking grease removal process, provide troubleshooting tips, and feature how Zerorez can assist in treating cooking grease stains.

Type of Stain and Residue Left by Cooking Grease:

If you think a cooking grease spill is no big deal, you might consider the consequences of this kind of stain on carpet.

Grease cooking stains can leave behind a waxy residue that can attract dirt and debris. If the spill isn't thoroughly cleaned, it can cause discoloration, unpleasant odors, and carpet damage.

Quick action and deep cleaning can effectively remove the stain before it becomes more of a problem.

Does Grease Come Out of Carpet?

Grease stains can be removed from carpet with the right cleaning techniques and products.

However, it's crucial to act quickly and use appropriate cleaning methods to prevent the grease from setting into the carpet fibers permanently.

Does Baking Soda Remove Grease from Carpet?

Baking soda can absorb excess grease from carpet fibers. If you feel baking soda is your best option, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Shortly after the spill, sprinkle baking soda directly onto the grease stain and let it sit for several hours or overnight.

Step 2: Vacuum up the baking soda to lift the grease residue.

While baking soda can work to absorb some of the grease spill, it's recommended to use a natural, homemade spot remover or professional cleaning service, as these methods are less time-consuming and more effective.

How to Get Grease Out of Carpet

Follow these steps to remove a cooking grease spill from your carpet:

Step 1: Immediately blot the grease spill with a clean white towel to absorb as much of the grease as possible. Don't rub the stain. Rubbing can encourage the grease to spread and cause lasting damage to the carpet.

Step 2: Treat the stain with a homemade paste. Mix equal parts water and baking soda, then layer it over the spot. If you don't have baking soda on hand, cornstarch mixed with rubbing alcohol also works well.

Step 3: Allow the baking soda to dry (several hours) before vacuuming it up.

Step 4: Once the spot is removed, rinse the affected area with water and dab it gently to lift any residue left behind.

Step 5: If the stain persists, reach out to Zerorez. We can answer any carpet questions you may have, and our cleaning methods are proven to eliminate tough spots.

Troubleshooting Tips for Removing Cooking Grease Stains:

  • Act Quickly: When grease hits the carpet, don't hesitate to clean the spill. Letting grease soak into the carpet can make stains more difficult to remove.

  • Avoid Using Water: Don't use water on a grease stain, as it may spread the stain further and make the removal more challenging. Plus, excessive water use can cause mold growth in your carpet.

  • Test Solutions: Always test your cleaning solution on a small, hidden area of the carpet. This process can prove that the solution is compatible with your carpet.


Can Vinegar Remove Grease Stains on carpet?

Vinegar, combined with water, is an effective natural cleaner for grease stains. Mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water. Apply to the grease stain and blot gently until lifted, then rinse and pat dry.

Can you use dishwashing liquid to remove grease stains on carpet?
Yes, you can mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of warm water and blot the stain with this solution. Then rinse with water and blot dry. Make sure to rinse thoroughly as you don't want soap residue left in your carpet.​
Is Professional Help Necessary?
Most grease stains can be treated at home, but professional cleaning may be needed for persistent or deep stains​.

How Can Zerorez Help With Cooking Grease Stains and Other Spots?

Follow the steps and tips in this carpet cleaning guide to restore your floors. At Zerorez, we specialize in carpets and know everything about removing tough stains, such as cooking grease spills.

If you're dealing with a stain that refuses to disappear, reach out to Zerorez today.

Our technicians use advanced cleaning techniques that can refresh your carpets no matter the spill.

With our services, you can enjoy your carpet without worrying about old stains. Contact Zerorez today to schedule a professional carpet cleaning service and experience the difference in spot removal and carpet care!

Cooking Grease Stain Removal 

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