How to Remove Gum from the Carpet

Chewing Gum is the adult candy, we all love munching those nicely packed gums. Though we don’t follow waste management properly and this sometimes results in chewing gum stain on our carpet. Chewing Gum is good and non-sticky until it’s inside our mouth, once it gets outside it becomes a mess. One needs proper resources to get rid of it. However, it’s very cheap and easy to deal with the sticky chewing gum stain on the carpet.

There are plenty of methods to remove the chewing gum from carpet. Let’s start with the easiest one.

Using Ice

Open your refrigerator and take out 5 to 10 ice cubes, put it into a zip bag. Now, put the zip bag on chewing gum stain. When the chewing gum gets cold it’s molecules binds together and become stiff. When the chewing gum shrinks you can easily pluck it from the carpet without any hassle. However, if the chewing gum is half chewed and the sugar is still present in it, you need to clean it with a soap enzyme.

This method will always work for chewing gum stains. Nevertheless, there are other methods as well, in case you don’t have access to ice.

Use Oil

Pour some oil on a cloth and then apply it to the chewing gum stain. Now slowly remove the chewing using a knife or sharp edge object. Clean the remaining residue of chewing gum using a detergent. Use oil carefully, or you might end up with an oil stain on your carpet.

Use commercial solvent which contains methyl salicylate

Applying solvent will also help in cleaning the chewing gum. Use the solvent on a small area of your carpet to ensure that the solvent is stain free and won’t leave a stain while removing chewing gum from carpet. After testing soak chewing gum with solvent and leave it for 10 minutes. After that remove it using a knife and clean the remaining chewing gum with a soapy solution.

For best results leave it to the professionals.

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