Whether you’ve carried it in on your shoes or one of your kids drops it into the carpet, gum can be difficult to remove. The same goes for candle wax. These two can turn your favorite carpet into a mess in no time, but both can also be removed.
Get Ready to Remove Gum from Your Carpet
One of the easiest ways to remove gum is to freeze it. Take an ice cube from your freezer and place it on the gum. You’ll want to leave it there for around thirty seconds. Using a spoon you can lift up the gum. The gum will still be stuck to the carpet, but once it is frozen and you lift it away from the carpet and then cut it out of the carpet cutting as close to the gum as possible.
By doing so, only a small amount of the carpet will be cut, and you shouldn’t be able to tell any real difference between the cut area and the surrounding carpet.
Remove Wax from Your Carpet the Right Way
There’s nothing more romantic than eating dinner by candle light or setting candles around your home to create some atmosphere, but there is nothing fun about dripped candle wax on your carpet.
Wax dries very quickly and once it has, it can be difficult to remove. You’ll want to cover the wax with a white cloth. You want to use white as colored clothes can transfer their color to the carpet when heated.
Run a warm iron over the cloth for about thirty seconds. Any longer and you can burn the carpet. Once the wax is warm, you can use a kitchen knife to scrape the wax off the carpet.
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