Gum Removal From Carpet

chewing gum removalDoes your carpet have chewing gum? That would not be an issue, as we will talk later about removing chewing gum from the carpet without delay.

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

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

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

How To Remove Gum From Carpet?

DIY First Method For Gum Removal

  1. Harden the chewing gum. Even though you would find removing chewing gums from your carpet challenging when it’s simple, you would find yourself stretching and stretching the bubble gum. As soon as the bubble gum is already hard, it will only be easy for you to scrape it. Afterwards, place a few ice cubes on the chewing gum in a zip-lock bag. Thus, it will harden the chewing gum, making it easier to remove. Next, leave for approximately 5 minutes. Then, clear the ice and scrape off the hardened gum using a metal spoon or blunt butter knife.
  2. Scrape the chewing gum. It is time to scrape it out after putting in some ice cubes, and the chewing gum is already chilled. Next, 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 gum area with a clean white cloth. Blot with the towel until there are no traces of the chewing gum
  4. Cut some strands of fibres off your carpet with a knife.
  5. Apply dry-cleaning solution. If you still find some small particles of chewing gum 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. Mix 25% mild dishwashing liquid and 75% warm water to make your dishwashing solution. After blotting, you may still see some chewing gum particles. Repeat the process until no residue is present. 
  7. Rinse the area thoroughly using a spray bottle and blotting 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, allow the stain to sit for a few minutes.
  3. Use the fingernail brush to clean the stain, scrubbing the gum stain in the same direction (choose the right to left or left to correct and continue in the same motion you started).
  4. Apply CRC lubricant, followed by a vigorous scrub with the brush.
  5. Repeat as necessary.
  6. To clean the area, spray the degreaser instantly 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. And 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 can’t do it alone, it is advisable to call the carpet cleaning professionals‘ help. They know best concerning the situation.

Note: We must learn gum removal from the carpet since we are still determining when an accident will strike our carpet. But we can help with gum removal.

Indeed, Steam n Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, and West Auckland. Also, we follow the Carpet Rug Care Guide for cleaning and maintenance.


Last updated 16/2/2024 Experienced, researched, and written by  Graeme Stephens