Although gum stains on the carpet are very common, many of us do not know how to clean them, for that reason we will show you some cleaning tips.
One of the easiest and fastest ways to clean gum from the carpet is using ice, to do this we just have to rub the gum with a plastic bag filled with small pieces of ice. This way the ice will harden the gum and it will be easier to remove.
Once the gum has completely hardened, we will remove it with the help of a spatula or a blunt knife. We have to remove the gum as quickly as possible to prevent the heat from softening it again and the stain from spreading. We can repeat this procedure several times until the stain is completely removed.
Although it seems like a very risky remedy, using a hairdryer to clean gum from the carpet can be a very effective solution, we just have to learn how to do it. To clean the gum from the carpet with a hairdryer, the first thing we will do is put it at a medium temperature and bring it closer to the gum, in this way we can heat the gum without risking burning the carpet or melting the gum too much.
After the gum has softened enough, we will take a bag or rubber gloves and put them on our hands, and then carefully take the gum and pull it without risking spreading the stain. That way we will have finished cleaning the gum stains from the carpet.
Believe it or not, some products like BenGay, WD-40, and wood cleaning soaps can help us clean up the gum residue left on the carpet after cleaning larger stains. To remove gum residue, we only have to choose one of these products, then apply it to the remains of the stain and massage it gently with your fingers.
We can remove the product that we use to clean, with the help of a clean cloth or we can wait for it to dry and then scrape it off. Once we finish cleaning the gum stains we can remove the residues of the product that we use by washing the area with a little water and mild soap.