Gum Removal from Carpet

chewing gum removalDoes your carpet have chewing gum? That would not be an issue, as we will be talking later about how to do chewing gum removal from the carpet without delay.

 Gum Removal isn’t an excellent task. It’s a sticky mess to start with, but it soon becomes a sizeable unsightly stain that is tough to remove chewing gum from the carpet. When it comes to removing chewing gum, you’ve got two options – freeze it or dissolve it. 

Here’s what you need to know to make it easy and quick to do. See the below Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Gum Removal Guide. Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland.

To be able to remove chewing gums easily, you may want to follow these measures:


DIY First Method

  1. Harden the chewing gum. You would find it challenging to remove chewing gums from your carpet when it’s not complicated. You would find yourself stretching and stretching the bubble gum. As soon as the bubble gum is already hard, it would only be easy for you to scrape it. Place a few ice cubes in a zip lock bag and place them on top of the chewing gum. Thus, it will harden the chewing gum, making it easier to remove. Leave for approximately 5 minutes. Remove ice, and, using a metal spoon or blunt butter knife, scrape off the hardened gum.
  2. Scrape the chewing gum. After putting some ice cubes and the chewing gum is already chilled, now it is time to scrape it out. Use a spatula or spoon to scrape the chewing gum out. Avoid using a knife as it may cause damage to your carpet.
  3. Sponge or blot the area where the gum was with a clean white cloth. Blot with the towel until there are no traces of the chewing gum
  4. With a knife, you could cut some strands of fibres off your carpet.
  5. Apply dry-cleaning solution. If you can still find some small particles of chewing gum left on your carpet, you may dissolve them by dabbing a small amount of dry cleaning solvent. After touching, blot the area.
  6. Blot some dishwashing solution. To make your dishwashing solution, you need to mix 25% mild dishwashing liquid and 75% warm water. After blotting, you may still see some chewing gum particles. Repeat the process until no residue present. 
  7. Rinse the area thoroughly through the use of a spray bottle and then blot to eliminate the moisture.
  8. Dry the carpet. Place over a dry towel with weights on it.
  9. Vacuum the carpet. To finish the entire process, vacuum the area to restore the vibrancy of the carpets.

DIY Second Method

Another method of getting chewing gum out of the carpet is simple. Grab some CRC lubricant, a fingernail brush and a spray degreaser. Follow the steps below:

  1.  Spray a generous amount of CRC lubricant directly onto the chewing gum stain.
  2. After applying the CRC lubricant, let the stain sit for a few minutes.
  3. Use the fingernail brush to remove the stain, scrubbing the gum stain in the same direction (choose the right to left or left to right and continue in the same motion you started).
  4. Keep applying CRC lubricant, followed by a vigorous scrub with the brush.
  5. Repeat as necessary.
  6. To clean the area, spray the degreaser directly onto the affected area.
  7. Rinse a clean sponge with warm water and apply the sponge to the carpet.
  8. Gently clean the area until the stain is no longer visible.

Gum Removal Guide

  • Never use a sharp object when scraping out the chewing gum. You could accidentally cut off your carpet.
  • Test any solutions before you apply them to the carpet to avoid damage.
  • If the affected area is a bit large and you feel you can’t do it alone, it is advisable to call the carpet cleaning professionals’ help. They know best concerning the situation.

Note: It is essential to learn gum removal from the carpet since we don’t know when will an accident strike on our carpet. But we can help with gum removal.

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Experienced, Researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014. UPDATED 19/04/2021