Regardless of your very best attempts at sanitation, your carpet will at some point end up being dirty with candle wax drops, food and oil spills, and whatever’s at the bottom of your footwear. To find out how experts manage trouble spots in carpets and keep them looking brand new, professionals in the industry have given us great tips on how to clean carpet at home.
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Remove gum and wax from your carpets! by Johnny on the Spot
Don’t rub stains, just blot them
Apply a cleaning solution on stains by dabbing it with a clean cloth, a sponge, or a paper towel. Blotting applies a little pressure on the unwanted stain and soaks it up. Rubbing can cause the particles to get to the carpet fibers. This can result in the untimely breakdown of these fibers. Blot from the outer part of the stain going to the inner part. Blotting towards the outer direction can further spread the stain to the cleaner parts of the carpet.
Using The Club Soda
You might have read that club soda works well to clean out wine and beer staining. Using a cloth, dip it into the soda and dab it to the affected area.
Vinegar and water
Mix one vinegar and water in equal parts and pour it into a sprayer. Spray the mixture to the entire area that’s stained. Let it sit for about 10-15mins. Press a clean sponge onto the area with the sprayed solution. You may need to repeat the whole process to remove the stain. When the stain is completely gone, rinse the spot with warm water using your hands to rub a little.
Use ice to freeze the dried up gum
You can accidentally transfer chewed gum from the street to your carpet. To get rid of it, get an ice cube to freeze the gum. Hold the ice cube on the dried gum for about 30 secs. When the gum is frozen, you can use a spoon to lift it up from the carpet.
Heat candle wax droppings
Wax droppings are not a good sight on the carpet. Heat it dried wax by placing a paper towel over the dried wax. With an iron, heat the wax covered with paper. Let the iron stay at medium and heat it for at least 30 seconds. The wax should have blended with the paper towel.