When you already have a professional cleaning service working for you like Desert Oasis Cleaners, you can leave it to them to take care of chewing gum removal for you! But what happens if there is some chewing gum on the floor and it needs removing right away? What can you do? Fear not! Read on to learn about some of the top methods of removing chewing gum from carpets.
Put It On Ice!
Whenever possible it is best to remove chewing gum as soon as you can when it is on the carpet as the longer the chewing gum is there, the harder it is to remove. This method using ice may help.
- Put some ice in a zip-lock bag.
- Apply the bag of ice straight onto the chewing gum. The gum will ahrden making it easier to remove.
- Tae a scraping tool to remove the chewing gum from the carpet.
- Use a sponge on the chewing gum stain with cleaning fluid such as 409.
- Cover the chewing gum stain with a clean white towel or rag and pat dry.
- Spray a good amount of WD40 directly onto the chewing gum stain.
- Apply the WD40 and let the stain sit for a few minutes.
- Use the fingernail brush to remove the stain, scrubbing the schewing gum stain in the same direction.
- Keep applying WD40, followed by a vigorous scrub with the brush.
- Repeat as necessary.
- To clean the area, spray the degreaser/detergent directly onto the affected area.
- Rinse a clean sponge with warm water and apply the sponge to the carpet.
- Gently clean the area until the chewing stain is no longer visible.
Use A Hairdryer
- As soon as the chewing gum stain is disocered, grab your hairdryer and aim it straightonto the gum.
- Watch the gum carefully, as you don’t want the carpet fibers to melt.
- Once the gum is starting to melt, take a plastic bag to scrape up the melted gum. Upon contact, the gum should stick to the plastic to helping in the removal process.
- Keep going until the chewing gum stain disappears.
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