Crazy things happen in life. Some things so crazy that they cause you to jump back and shout “What in the world?!” Finding a lump of gum in your beautiful carpet would cause any home or business owner to have a “what in the world moment.” So what do you do if this happens to you? Here are three simple ways to get out of this sticky situation.
Freeze it out!
Freezing out the gum that is stuck in your carpet is probably the simplest of all methods available to a homeowner. To freeze gum out of the carpet you will need an ice pack (or ice in a ziplock bag) and a scraping tool such as a tablespoon or butter knife. First, set the ice directly on top of the gum. It may take about 10 to 15 minutes of freezing before the gum becomes hard enough to scrape off. As soon as the gum hardens use the scraping tool to scrape it off of the carpet fibers. Once the gum is removed, you can use a sponge and cleaning solution to get more of the stain out of the carpet. Note that this method works great for accidents that have recently happened and the gum is still fresh, but may not work for older deeper stains. The longer gum sits in your carpet, the harder it will be to remove. So act fast!
Grease it out!
This method is a little messier than freezing the gum but works quite effectively. As gum is exposed to the air it begins to harden and form into its final resting place in your carpet. By applying a greasy substance such as WD-40 or peanut butter you may be able to loosen and remove the gum from your carpet fibers. Spray or place a generous amount of the greasy substance directly onto the gum stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, take a spoon, butter knife, or cleaning brush and gently scrape it off in one direction. After the gum is removed, you will then need to get the grease out of the carpet before it makes a stain itself!
Let the Professionals Clean it out!
A professional carpet cleaning from our team here at Zerorez SoCal can remove, without a doubt, any gum that may remain entangled in the fibers of your flooring. We use a chemical-free cleaning solution called Zr water® that restores your plush carpet to as good as new condition without leaving a soapy residue behind that could later create crunchy carpet. We even offer to apply a carpet protectant that will help prevent issues from occurring in the future.
Wither you are in need of a commercial carpet cleaning or residential, our team of experts are ready to solve your carpet cleaning problems while you sit back and relax because you know you are in good hands. Give us a call today at (949) 387-2222 or book an appointment online to be well on your way to being the owner of clean and comfortable carpet once again. When in doubt, let the pros clean it out!
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