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How to Remove Chewing Gum from Carpets and Fabrics



Chewing Gum from Carpets and Fabrics

Removing chewing gum from carpets and fabrics is enough to drive anyone to the brink! But with the right methods, gum can be removed without harming your valuable carpets and materials. Texas Cleaning Services offers prompt and on-time service as we know how important it is for everyone to have a clean and fresh sanctuary. That is exactly why I am presenting you with a step by step guide on how to deal with this sticky situation.


Materials Needed:

  • Ice cubes or a freezer pack

  • Plastic bag

  • Dull knife or spoon

  • What You Will Need White vinegar or alcohol rub

  • Soft cloth or sponge

  • Mild dish soap

  • Warm water

  • Vacuum cleaner


Step-by-Step Guide:


1. Freeze the Gum

How to freeze the gum The icing to the gum is a first of the first part of the. Put 2-3 ice cubes in a plastic bag and hold it directly to the gum. Or you could always use a gel pack from the freezer. Leave it as is for 15 to 20 minutes to let the gum harden. Freezing it makes it less likely you will mash the gum into the rest of the carpet or fabric.


2. Scrape Off the Gum

Allow the gum to freeze hard and then scrape with a dull knife or spoon. Take care not to damage the carpet or upholstery. Skye M., how you knew how to scrape the gum out from the edges onto the gum in order to lift it up without tearing the fibers is amazing. Most of the gum should come off at this stage.


3. Apply a Cleaning Solution

Use a small amount of white vinegar or rubbing alcohol on a cloth or sponge to remove any stubborn residue. Dab the spot lightly to remove the Thus, you would not want to scrub at the dark area where you may put a hole in the rug. The vinegar or alcohol will dissolve the rest of the gum.


4. Clean with Mild Dish Soap

Mix mild dish soap with warm water. Once you have removed as much gum residue as possible, mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water. Submerge a clean sponge or anti lint towel that's been dipped in soapy water on the stained area. This will prevent the vinegar or alcohol chemically reacting with the gum you remove, and dissolve any other residual gum. Definitely rinse the area off afterwards with some fresh water so there is no soap buildup.


5. Dry and Vacuum

Blot the place with a dry clean towel to soak up extra water. Air dry out the carpet or fabric. When it has completely dried vacuum the area to raise the carpet fibers and to make sure you have removed all remnants.


Tips for Success:

  • Before applying the cleaning solutions in a large visible area, make sure they do not damage or discolor the fabric; test always in a small area, ready to sacrifice if necessary.

  • Act quickly. The earlier you get to the gum, the simpler it is to extract.

  • More delicate fabrics may need the help of a professional cleaning service so that you do not cause any damage.


At Texas Cleaning Services, we pride ourselves on helping you maintain a clean and comfortable home. If you find yourself struggling with stubborn gum stains or any other tough cleaning challenges, don't hesitate to reach out. Our professional team is here to provide top-notch cleaning solutions tailored to your needs.


For more cleaning tips and expert advice, visit our blog or contact us today. Your satisfaction is our priority!


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