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How to Remove Gum From Carpet

December 12, 2009

I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. When they were very young they discovered chewing gum. How the gum made it from their mouth into my carpet remains a mystery. I only know I needed to get it out.

There are two ways to get gum out of your carpet that I’ve been successful with and I’m going to share with you my favorite way. I stock a product called Gum Out that when applied correctly freezes the gum into a rock hard lump. Depending how long it’s been in the carpet it often will pop off the fiber by using a metal spoon after freezing it. If it’s been ground in you may have to chip it out in pieces using the spoon. This method requires you to work fast before it defrosts and softens again.

You may have to repeat this a couple times before removing it all, but this is far better than having to cut it out of the carpet.  Just visit our St. Louis Cleaning Supply Store for more information or to purchase the products mentioned here.

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