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3 Ways to Remove Gum from Carpet

3 Ways to Remove Gum from Carpet

Few things are as frustrating as finding a lump of old, hard gum buried into your beautiful carpet. Gum is hard to remove, is very sticky, and is just plain disgusting. But, fear not! If you have a sticky situation on your hands, we know how to get gum out of the carpet!

Freeze it out!

The simplest and easiest method to getting that notorious gum out of your carpet is the classic "freeze it out" method. All you need is a bag of ice and a dry towel. First, place the cold ice on the gum area, and place the towel over the ice to help insulate it and trap the cold air around the gum. Let the ice pack sit on the gum for at least fifteen minutes. Once the gum is frozen, you can scrape it with a metal tablespoon or a butter knife. Repeat the process as needed to get rid of all the gum. Keep in mind that the "freeze it out" method only works on fresh gum. Make sure you act immediately and get it all out before the gum gets harder and is buried deeper into your carpet.

Grease it out!

As gum is exposed to air, it begins to harden. Therefore, the longer the gum is in your carpet, the harder it will get. For deeper, older, more stubborn gum, you can use the "grease it out" method. You can apply a greasy substance like WD-40 or peanut butter to the gum, and it will slowly soften and eat away at it. After a few minutes, try and remove the gum with a metal tablespoon. Although using grease to remove gum can be quite effective, you will often be left to deal with another grease mess on your carpet. Avoid treating subsequent messes with rubbing alcohol, bleach, or other cleaning agents with harsh chemicals. Grease and chemicals can leave behind ruthless stains, and we all know how difficult carpet stain removal is.

Professionally Clean it out!

When in doubt, let the pros clean it out! Our cleaning technicians at Zerorez® know all about carpet cleaning so that you don't have to! Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, our team can resolve any gum problem you may have. We also offer the best carpet stain remover services.

The best part about Zerorez® is that our process is safe for kids, pets, and the environment! We use Powered Water®, a powerful cleaning agent that is free of harsh chemicals, soaps, and detergents. Powered Water® is enhanced water that has been oxidized and electrolyzed- not only is it the best carpet cleaner, but it is also safe enough to drink! Because of the pure nature of our Powered Water®, the Zerorez Cleaning Process® leaves behind no residue, allowing for faster drying time! You will not be disappointed when you schedule a cleaning with the best carpet cleaning company; Zerorez® Tampa Bay, FL.