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FrancesNiadova Fri 10-Jul-15 18:52:37

Does anyone have any idea of how to get black engine oil out of beige carpet? (Don't you just love it when they DIY to save money angry )

CremeBrulee Fri 10-Jul-15 19:10:59

Don't have any helpful advice - we ended up claiming on household insurance when DH got expandable foam on our stairs & landing carpets.

RandomMess Fri 10-Jul-15 19:14:08

Mop as much as you can with paper towels. Then personally I'd try Dr Beckmann oil remover

How much is there on it?

FrancesNiadova Fri 10-Jul-15 19:15:31

Thanks Crème, but just think how much his DIY saved! angry

FrancesNiadova Fri 10-Jul-15 19:16:24

Thanks Random, I'll give it a go.

Theoldshmoo Fri 10-Jul-15 19:22:11

Whilst your in a rage, pull the carpet up. It will take 5 mins max, i speak from experience angry

Sorry nothing helpful to add!

RandomMess Fri 10-Jul-15 20:08:44

If it's the odd spot I'd try but if you may want to claim on the insurance then you are best to do NOTHING and ring them straightaway as they may insist on using their own cleaning specialists first!

BifsWif Fri 10-Jul-15 20:32:48

As others have said, if you try to clean it before claiming on insurance they can refuse your claim. It will state in your policy you must notify them of any damages immediately. I worked in insurance for a long time and claims were often refused on that basis.

cozietoesie Fri 10-Jul-15 21:09:46


I suspect any claim by the OP would also be refused on the grounds that you shouldn't be doing engine repair (or whatever it was) inside the house without adequate precautions. I'm sure there would be small print somewhere.

FrancesNiadova Fri 10-Jul-15 21:34:09

I'm not claiming, I just wanted ideas of how to clean it!

RandomMess Fri 10-Jul-15 22:05:29

That's fine just so long as you know grin Hope it works/helps. Rig may be another option...

wowfudge Fri 10-Jul-15 22:48:11

Contact a professional carpet cleaner - don't try anything yourself before you have spoken to them. I had someone walk oil across a living room carpet and up the stairs. Carpet cleaning man got it out for £30.

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