Removing chewing gum from any surface to which it adheres is considered a complex task, especially if it dries and hardens, however, it is more or less difficult depending on the texture of the object being glued and the technique used to remove it.
In the event that the gum sticks to the carpet and we want to remove it. Normally to have common utensils at home it’s enough, and usually it is not necessary to go to an expert to perform this task unless the stain turns out to be excessively deep.
The methods of removing gum from rugs can be considered complex if we are not used to them or we’re not familiar with the process, on the other hand, “knowledge is power” and ultimately getting rid of this material completely from our carpets is possible in several different ways.
The first step we can try would be freezing the gum completely to get it out of the carpet, this can be done by placing an ice pack on the chewing gum or using compressed air directly on its surface, as long as it hardens completely the method to use can become very varied.
As a consecutive step, the gum should be removed from the carpet by starting to lift it from the edge with a knife or a metal spatula, always being aware and taking care to lift it completely without tearing the surface of the carpet or hurt ourselves in the process, in case it breaks and pieces adhere to the surface, you should repeat the previous step, just freeze every piece again and remove it slowly.
Finally, rub a cloth with soap solution and white vinegar on the surface of the carpet to remove any remaining gum, then dry the area.
Oils can be used to remove the gum stuck to the carpets, however, we must be careful that the one we use does not discolor the fabrics, this can be corroborated by pouring a little in a hidden section of our carpet and seeing the effect.
The oils whose use is feasible to remove the gum from the carpet are eucalyptus, olive and peanut butter; since any of these oils that we decide to use later we must remove it carefully, then it is best to place them with the help of a towel on the surface of the gum adhered to saturate it completely.
The chewing gum should then be scraped with a blunt metal instrument to avoid cutting or tearing the carpet, this should be done with one-way movements, and with each scraping taking turns cleaning the tip of the tool in a cleaner to avoid further soiling of the carpet.
To finish cleaning the mat, you just need clean the surface of it with a little dishwasher, lemon juice and water, making sure to remove all the oil incorporated with a sponge or cloth.