Sooner or later, you might find yourself wondering how to clean gum from your carpet will arise. This doesn’t mean there is no solution because there is one and it does not entail having to tear up the old and put down the new.
If you are attempting to get gum out of your carpets, there is a way. Your carpet might need deep cleaning which involves some elbow grease, but there should be no further damage once you are done. Do not use peanut butter. If you do, your carpet will be covered in gum and peanut butter. The peanut butter method is an old wives tale. If you’ve previously tried to clean it with peanut butter, you’ll need to call an expert cleaning team or professional deep cleaning company to remove that combination. It will cost you, but they will use proper chemicals and equipment to remove and clean it for you.
Trying to remove the gum while it is still at room temperature is a bad idea. You will need to use either cold or heat. Rubbing the gum with ice inside a plastic bag will freeze it, allowing you to scrap it off with a credit card, spoon or spatula or. Heat can be applied with a hair dryer, but not so hot as to melt the gum fully into the carpet. Once the gum is nice and gooey, use a plastic bag or cling film to pull it off. In either case, use a product like Goo-Gone or some white vinegar to scrub off any residue.
One of the easiest ways to clean gum out of a carpet is to use an ice cube. Sound weird and odd, maybe so, but it is real and always works very well. All you have to do is to go to the ice cube tray, select an ice cube, visit the area with the gum, place the ice cube on the area affected, wait for a while until the gum becomes cold and rigid, and then try to peel it off. If this doesn’t work the first time, repeat the process. You obviously want to get it to harden and to be rigid, so it is very easy to peel away from the carpet. Now that you know this little tip, you probably have had a few more experiences were common but not usually known methods can be utilized.
Your carpet will be gum free in minutes and no one will be the wiser. If you still can’t get rid of it, make a call to your local home cleaning company and have a professional get it sorted for you. By this time, the gum will totally have been frozen and hardened so you can try picking it off once more using your fingers. Chances are you will be able to remove it easily now that it has been frozen. You may also want to use a dull knife to help pick off the hardened bubble gum particles. You can continue enjoying a stay in your living room having removed the gum from your carpet.
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