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How to Remove Chewing Gum from Carpet

How to Remove Chewing Gum from Carpet

Removing chewing gum isn't a pleasant task.

It’s a sticky mess to start with but it soon becomes a large unsightly stain that is tough to remove from carpet. When it comes to removing gum, you’ve got 2 options - freeze it or dissolve it. Here's what you need to know.

Freezing your gum problem

What you need:

Once you have the above items:

1) Place a few ice cubes in a zip lock bag and place on top of the chewing gum. This will harden the gum making it easier to remove. Leave for approximately 5 minutes

2) Remove ice, and, using a metal spoon or blunt butter knife, scrape off the hardened gum

3) Sponge the area where the gum was with a clean white cloth and Electro 3

4) Blot with the cloth until there are no traces of the gum.

Dissolving Your Gum Problem

What you need:

Some household items are excellent at dissolving chewing gum. To use the dissolving method of chewing gum removal you’ll need the following:

Once you have the above items:

1) Wearing gloves, apply the oil product you have selected to a clean white cloth

2) Rub the gum area with the cloth and oil/dencorub, working into the carpet fibres to soften the gum and release it from the carpet

3) Use a spoon or blunt knife to scrape away the softened gum

4) Dispose of the gum from your knife or spoon each time you scrape, so you don’t re-affect the area

5) Once you have removed as much of the gum as possible, clean the affected area with dishwashing liquid and water. Clean thoroughly to remove the oil or Dencorub residue.

If none of this works, you may want to bring in the carpet cleaning experts. Contact us on 13 27 13 to book a carpet cleaning service. 

 

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