When you have kids at home, it is normal for you to spot gum in unexpected corners, including your carpets. Moreover, carpet stain removal and cleaning is a tough task. Not only is it extremely difficult to take out the gum but also requires a lot of effort since gum has a tendency of hardening if you leave it on for a long period of time. The task of removing the gum gets even more difficult if someone accidentally steps on it. This makes the chewing gum go into deep layers of the carpet.
Hence, it essential to take out the gum as soon as you notice it, to avoid further damage. Moreover, most people have a tendency of pulling the gum out. Hence, they take out the fibre of the carpet as well in the process.
While there are a lot of methods to remove it, it totally depends upon the situation as to which method will work the best for you. There is always room for trying another method if one is not working fine. Here are some of the best methods to get rid of gum out of your carpet:-
Freezing The Gum To Take It Out
This is one of the simple methods of making the gum come out of your carpet. Grab a pouch and fill it with fresh ice. Apply it on the area with chewing gum and leave it on for about half an hour. This makes the gum freeze which can then be taken out easily using fingernails or blunt knife. While it is quite easy to take it out at this stage, do so carefully to avoid causing damage to the fibres of your carpet.
It is always best to break the gum into pieces and remove it one at a time. There will still be sticky residue however, once you have taken the gum out this way, you can take the help of liquid soap to take care of the rest. Do not scrub the carpet harshly. Just flush the area and blot it with a clean towel.
Heating The Gum Out
This is the second most effective method to remove gum from your carpet, after freezing. All you need is a clean cloth or sack to put over the gum and a dryer. A hairdryer is a perfect tool to soften the gum by heating the area. The heat will cause the gum to stick to the cloth or bag after it has been loosened.
Be careful, however, not to overheat and cause damage to fibers. Do not expect very fast results as only a portion of gum will stick and come out every time. Continue repeating the procedure until all the gum is out of your carpet. Once there is only a very little left, you can use a soap solution to get rid of the residue.
Using Vinegar And Oil
The gum spots can be removed by washing it with the soapy water and then with the white vinegar. You can use oil for making a slippery surface with the oil which will reduce the stickiness of the gum so that it can be easily removed.
Eliminating The Remaining Residue
Some gum may still be left behind as a residue even if you try all the above-mentioned steps. You can consider using WD-40 or pain reliever of muscle in such a case to remove the rest of the gum. Let it soak for a few minutes, after which you can pull it up with a finger.
Again repeat using a cleaning solution with warm water if there is still any residue left. Eucalyptus oil and vinegar also does wonders to make the gum come out of your carpets. Be aware, however, that these methods can also stain the carpet.
Professional Carpet Gum Cleaning Service
Seeking professional help is always a better option than trying DIY methods to avoid the risk of further damage. Back 2 New Cleaning is an expert carpet cleaning Brisbane company with years of experience and expertise.
Moreover, we not only deal with carpet gum removal services but a variety of other services as well such as carpet flood damage restoration, carpet cleaning, carpet odour removal, etc. We believe in delivering quality services at an affordable price. Moreover, we are the present 24*7 to assist you.
Give us a call now on 0488 850 862 to avail best offers and discounts. We also have same day carpet gum removal services available.