How to get gum out of carpet

How To Clean Chewing Gum From Carpet

Oh no, one of your family members, or friends, has accidentally trodden chewing gum into the carpet.  What a sticky mess!

Don’t worry, there is an easy solution.  Just head to the freezer and get some ice.  Start by simply pressing the ice against the gum on the carpet.  After a short while, the gum will become hard and brittle, making it easy for you to scrape it off with a butter knife.


Good Luck from the Cleaning Guru team!

BLOGGER: Paul Mitchell, Owner/Operator of Alpine Carpet & Tile Cleaning, Perth. 

Alpine staff

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