Grease, Oil, and Tar Removal

Grease, oil, and tar are sticky substances in carpet. If not completely removed, they can cause resoiling due to the sticky residue attracting more dirt. These substances can come from asphalt, garages, or even from machinery involved in a work site.

Basic Method: Option 1

  1. Using a bone spatula, remove any excess grease, oil, or tar.
  2. Apply Matrix Orange Power Gel undiluted to spot and agitate with a bone spatula.
  3. Using an extraction machine, rinse with water.
  4. Apply Matrix Breakdown POG onto a spotting towel and work it undiluted onto spot. Agitate with a bone spatula.
  5. Using an extraction machine, rinse thoroughly.

Basic Method: Option 2

  1. Using a bone spatula remove any excess grease, oil, or tar.
  2. Apply Matrix Citrus Force ASD undiluted to spot and agitate with a bone spatula.
  3. Using an extraction machine rinse with water.
  4. Apply Matrix Breakdown POG onto a spotting towel and work it undiluted onto spot. Agitate with a bone spatula.
  5. Using an extraction machine rinse thoroughly.

Warning and Cautions:
Always test material for colorfastness, follow label directions, and never mix product unless specified in the label directions. Each situation reacts differently and results may vary.  

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  1. Bone Spatula

    No carpet care professional can afford to be without this 4.5" x 3/4" spatula that features smooth, round edges for optimal gunk removal. This essential tool is particularly effective when dealing with tough gum removal problems.

    • Smooth and round edges for easy gum removal
    • Perfect for working spotting solution into carpet
    • A must-have for every carpet cleaner
    $7.95
  2. Matrix® Break Down P.O.G.

    For oil-based stains that refuse to budge, try Matrix Break Down POG. Break Down works quickly to remove grease, paint, tar, even lipstick, and can be rinsed out easily with water or Matrix Citrusolve Spotter.

    • Treated areas dry fast to save you time
    • Not available in all states
    • pH: None
    • Ready for use

    Starting at: $7.31

  3. Matrix® Citrus Force ASD

    The LAST additive, spotter, degreaser you'll ever buy. Citrus Force is a revolutionary cleaning additive that doubles, even triples the ordinary pre-spray's soil-dissolving ability. Its powerful blend of citrus solvents makes quick work of the most challenging carpet and upholstery soils.

    • Cleaning additive that strengthens ordinary pre-sprays
    • Powerful citrus solvents
    • pH: 6.0–8.5
    • Variable dilutions

    Starting at: $47.43

  4. EZ Spot® Portable Spotting Extractor with Heat

    The EZ Spot Portable Spotting Extractor is ideal for spot removal or quick touch-ups between regular carpet cleanings in homes or offices. Plus, this model includes a 1,000-watt heater to really help you power through tough spots. If you perform auto detailing, this is a must-have tool!

    • Ideal for carpet spot removal or quick touch-ups
    • 55-PSI pump
    • Powerful 1,000-watt heater heats water up to 200°F
    • 3-gallon solution and recovery tanks
    • 16-foot vacuum and solution hoses
    $651.43
  5. Matrix® Orange Power Gel

    Orange Power Gel allows you to dissolve gummy oil and grease spots without damaging carpeting. With the power of natural citrus solvents, Orange Power Gel attacks oily soils, so you can easily extract spots away!

    • Dissolves oil, grease, tar, ink, and gum spots
    • Utilizes powerful, natural citrus extracts
    • pH: 6.0 - 8.5
    • Ready to use

    Starting at: $9.30

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