If you take the greatest care of your carpet you are sure to still come across trouble with spills and stains such as gum occasionally! Chewed up gum is a hard item to get off your carpet and just about any other surface that chewed up gum is stuck to. Gum is sticky and will attach to anything; especially carpet that has fibers that will give a lot of surface area to attach to. The biggest trouble is when gum is dropped on the ground and then it is stepped on. That will then ground the gum into the carpet fibers and make it extremely difficult to remove. Hiring a professional is a great way to make sure many of the stains including gum is removed from the carpet. Carpet Care 2000 can also treat the entire carpet and leave it clean and looking its best.
Carpet Care 2000 lists a few ways that you can remove chewing gum from your carpets and rugs
You Can Use A Bag Of Ice to Remove Gum from Carpet: This may seem like an odd way to get rid of gum on your carpet but it does work. Once you notice that there is gum on the carpet you want to take care of treating it as soon as possible. Get a sealable plastic bag and fill it with ice cubes. Lay the bag over the gum that is stuck to the carpet and allow it to freeze the gum. Once the gum is frozen you can work on removing it without it sticking more. You want to use a hard object such as a butter knife to scrape off the gum. Scrape away what you can and refreeze the area again and take another swing at the left over gum.
You Can Use Oil or Peanut Butter to Remove Chewing Gum from Carpet: This is another trick that many people use when they are stuck in a situation where there is gum in a child’s (or adult’s) hair. If you have ever fallen asleep with gum in your mouth and woken up and it is gone, it may be in your hair! The same solution can work on your carpets and rugs too! Use a scoop of peanut butter or oil to rub into the gum and start to break it down. Once the gum starts to break down you can pick up the bits. Be sure that if you are using this method you take care not to spread the peanut butter or oil too far since it can cause some damage to the other areas of the carpet.
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If you use either of these methods to remove gum from your carpets you want to follow up with a professional carpet cleaning to ensure that the spot is cleaned thoroughly. Contact Carpet Care 2000 for all your carpet and furniture cleaning needs!