4 Steps to Remove Gum from Your Carpet

How do I get gum out of my carpet? Good question! Gum can be a tricky one when it becomes stuck in your carpet. You may be worried about having to cut your carpet, or causing permanent damage to your flooring, fortunately, we have a better solution. At Joe Walker’s Flooring, we have the 4 steps required to remove gum from your carpet with ease. Providing the best advice and carpets Glasgow has on offer, you can be sure that we can help with all your carpet needs and queries.

How Do I Get Gum Out of My Carpet?

To remove chewing gum from your carpet, you will need just three simple items, which you likely have around your home! You will need:

  • Ice
  • Plastic bag (such as a sandwich bag)
  • Spoon or blunt knife

Step 1: Ice

While this may sound like a weird step, it will make removing the gum from your carpet much easier. For this first step, you should put a few cubes of ice into a plastic bag (such as a sandwich bag).

Step 2: Rub

Once you have bagged your ice cubes, rub the ice over the area of carpet with the gum. Keep rubbing the area until the gum is frozen solid.

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Step 3: Removal

Now that the gum is frozen solid, it is time to remove that gum! You should use a spoon, or a blunt knife to scrape away the gum. It is important that you do this before the gum becomes sticky again. Once the gum becomes sticky again, you can damage your carpet by continuing to scrape the gum.

Step 4: Repeat

Didn’t manage to get all the gum out before it became sticky again? Not to worry, simply repeat the above steps until you manage to remove all the gum from your carpet.

Joe Walker’s Flooring

How do I get gum out of my carpet? Now you know! Have a look at our last article for tips on how to remove nail varnish from your carpet, to keep your carpets looking good as new!

At Joe Walker’s Flooring, we provide a wide range of carpets, including stain and dirt proof carpets to protect your carpets from stains and damage.

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    We stock laminate flooring, vinyl tiles, luxury vinyl tiles, Karndean and Real Wood Flooring.

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