Video:How to Remove Gum From Carpetwith Debbie Anderson
Gum may be fun to chew, but it can be difficult to remove from your rugs. Learn how to quickly and effectively remove gum from carpet.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Remove Gum From CarpetHi, I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com Home. Gum is fun to chew on, but no so fun when it pops out of your mouth and lands on the carpet.
So today I'm going to show you one of the quickest and easiest methods for removing gum in your carpet.
Supplies Needed to Remove Gum From CarpetThis method only takes about 10 minutes and requires:
- an ice cube
- a sealable plastic baggie
- a dull knife
Place Ice on the GumFirst, place an ice cube in a sealable baggie, and seal the bag so the water from the ice cube doesn't leak onto the carpet.
Next, place the ice on the gum that is ground into the carpet. Hold the ice in place over the gum for approximately five minutes, or until the gum is completely frozen.
Scrape the Gum From the CarpetOnce the gum is frozen, use your butter knife to scrape the gum from the carpet.
After removing the frozen gum from the carpet, if there is some gum residue still left in the carpet, the remaining gum can be wiped away using a non-harsh solvent gel, three clean clothes, a light non-abrasive soap, and warm water.
Remove Gum Residue From the CarpetSpray a small amount of the solvent to the area and rub away the remaining gum residue with a clean towel.
Using a clean towel, lightly dab the area with warm soapy water. Using a clean dry towel, dab the damp spot on the carpet until it is mostly dry.
Allow the carpet to dry completely before walking on it. And there you have it--no more gum in the carpet.
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