How To Remove Chewing Gum From Carpet
To clean chewing gum from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below. Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary. Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.
(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)
1. Place a handful of ice cubes in a
plastic zip lock bag. Rest bag on chewing gum until frozen.
Shatter gum and then pick or scrape it off. Vacuum up residue.
2. Use a dry cleaning solvent such as Carbona or Energine. Dry cleaning solvent should never be used on polyester.
If you're reading this you probably have kids. This is because kids are usually the guilty ones when you spot chewing gum in your carpet. This is another reason why you should have a general policy of removing ones shoes upon entering the house. Not only will this keep chewing gum from getting stuck in your carpet, it will extend the life of your carpet considerably.
Remember that carpet actually cleans your shoes. Not a pleasant thought when you consider where your children may have been frolicking about.