Tuesday, 3 May 2011

How to Remove Gum From Your Carpet

We all know that the chewing gum is one of those things that can easily make a mess. Even when trying to remove the gum away of the carpet we make a bigger mess. However, with the right materials, following the right carpet cleaning tips the gum can be easily cleaned. The first thing you need to remember is that chewing gum can harden over time, and that will make it difficult to remove. You need to react fast.

When you need to remove a gum from your carpet, first you need to scrape off as much of it as you can with a dull knife or credit card. The next step is to put ice cubes in a plastic bag and rub the spot, this way the gum will freeze. Use the knife again and repeat, if needed. You may use a vacuum cleaner to clean the little pieces of the gum.

If this does not help, do the opposite and melt the chewing gum by using a hair dryer for minute or two. Use a plastic bag or glove to lift off as much of it as possible. The next thing you can try is massaging half teaspoon deep-heating rub evenly into the spot. Then use again the plastic bag to remove the gum. The last option is to mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent and 200 ml water. Apply this home made solution to the stain and blot with paper towels or clean cloths. You can also use spot remover or dry-cleaning solvent.

However you can always hire a professional carpet cleaning London company to do the job for you. They can renew and refresh your carpet or rug and extend their life.


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