Removing grass and grease stains from clothing and upholstery can be done efficiently and effectively. Dial-A-Maid cleaning service in Evanston, Il 60201 suggests the following steps to take out both grass stains and grease stains from clothes.
1. For grass stains, work as quickly as possible, start by scraping away any loose pieces of grass from the surface using a blunt knife. Use the knife carefully, so as not to damage the fabric. Immerse the stained area in a bucket of cold water. Make sure the water is cold, since grass is a protein and hot water will set the stain. Leave it to soak for a few minutes, then rub fabric against fabric to break up the stain. Use a stain-removal detergent and again rub fabric against fabric. If the stain still persists, rinse, apply more stain remover, and rub again. To remove old grass stains, dab with a 1:4 oz.solution of methylated spirit and water, rinse with soapy water, then launder or dry clean. To remove grass stains from delicates, apply the stain remover using a cloth with a gentle circular movement, then handwash. Finish by rinsing in plenty of clean water, then launder at the highest temperature recommended on the care label.
2. For grease stains, first, as soon as you can, lay the stained area on a piece of paper towel to help absorb the grease. Blot the other side of the fabric with another piece of paper towel. Repeat, using clean pieces of paper towel until the worst of the grease has been absorbed, then dampen the area using a sponge and cold water. Put a small amount of handwash laundry detergent on the stain and work it in. Don't rub or the stain might spread. Soak at the highest temperature recommended for the fabric. Soak for at least 30 minutes. Finally, wash at the highest possible temperature. To remove grease stains from upholstery, blot up as much grease as possible using paper towels, then sprinkle talcum powder or cornstarch. Leave to absorb the grease, then vacuum off using the dusting brush attachment. If needed, use a little handwash laundry detergent and work it in. Rinse it with clear, cold water. To remove grease from a carpet, blot with a paper towel, then use dry-stick spot cleaner to absorb the grease. Leave it on for a few minutes, then brush or vacuum away. Call Dial-A-Maid cleaning service in Evanston, Il 60201 for your stain-removal and cleaning needs.