It can be an overwhelming sight to see your kids’ slime smeared all over the carpet. This children’s fad toy has become all the rage again, unfortunately for parents. Homemade slime recipes can be found all over the Internet and slime concoctions are popping back onto toy store shelves. Whether you find it months later dried up and embedded into carpet fibers, or slime is all fun and games until it gets squashed into your carpet, slime on the carpet needs your attention, and the sooner the better. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to discuss removing the slime from the carpets.
Why Does Slime Stain Carpet?
Generally, a mixture of glue, starch, food coloring, water and glitter creates slime. It is no wonder why slime will cause problems if it ends up on your carpet considering the ingredients. It will stick to the fibers of your carpet, because glue, is of course, a bonding agent. In addition to the binding glue, the food coloring will leave stains on the carpet. It is not uncommon for homeowners to need extra help in their slime removal efforts since slime can be very stubborn to remove from carpeting. Your best bet is to call in the professionals at Carpet Care 2000, however, below we have outlined a safe way of initially dealing with slime.
How Do You Remove Slime Stains on Carpet?
There are many recommendations about how to get slime out of your carpet found online. Most of the solutions require vinegar and it is not appropriate for cleaning your carpet, although vinegar is eco-friendly and a useful substance. Acidic products never react well with carpets made of wool, silk and other natural fibers as they can be rather delicate. You can permanently damage the fibers and ruin your carpet by using vinegars.
Remove Dried Slime from Carpets with Ice Cubes
You may know this trick if you ever had gum stuck on the carpet. Ice can be effective for removing gum and slime. By hand or with a dull knife, scrape the area and remove as much slime as possible for starters. The residual slime on the carpet needs to have ice placed over the top so you can freeze it. The larger pieces of slime can be plucked from the carpet after it is frozen. It will remove the majority of the pieces while this will not entirely remove the slime stain.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Whether it be recent or a shock discovery of old, hardened slime under your couch, professionals have dealt with many a slime emergency. In order to restore your carpet to its original glory, Carpet Care 2000 can soften and remove slime in your Tracey, California home. We have state-of-the-art equipment and superior products to ensure your carpets are effectively cleaned. Our technicians have formal training and daily experience that give them the upper hand in treating complex issues, such as residual slime, and other tough stains. Call us today whether you have stubborn stains or odors, or simply need your carpets cleaned for maintenance.