Easy Ways to Remove Chewing Gum from Carpet


Chewing gums are the most pathetic things in the world when not disposed of in a proper way. And this is the reason that it is banned and illegal in Singapore.

Finding sticky chewing gum residue on your carpet is nothing less than a shock, horror and anguish.  Any proud and tidy homeowner hardly dares to dream chewing gum on the carpet. But spotting it in a blue moon can happen to anyone and thus learning quick and easy steps will help you stay tension free whatever comes.

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Today, we have some quick and useful tips for you to help save the day. However, if you have already tried to remove the sticky presence of the thing from your precious beautiful carpet without any success, then trust this article which has been enlisted with the help of carpet cleaning experts to prevent any kind of damage to your carpet. These steps will also be useful to quickly restore its appearance.

Way No. 1 – Freeze The Gum

This method is one of the most favourite among carpet cleaning professionals. The most tidy and quickly applied method would require few of these materials:

  • A metallic knife or spoon
  • Fresh ice cubes
  • Ziplock food storing bags
  • A clean white cloth
  • And a stain remover

Following are the quick 7 minutes’ steps:

  1. Put those freshly found ice cubes inside the ziplock food storage back.
  2. Zip close the bag carefully to create perfect vacuum inside.
  3. Put the ice bag on the top of the chewing gum.
  4. Leave the bag of ice cubes as it is for almost 5 minutes.
  5. This procedure will harden the chewing gum. Don’t panic, as this step will not include the carpet fibres with the chewing gum.
  6. After 5 minutes, remove the ice cubes’ bag.
  7. Take sharp edged spoon or butter knife and carefully scrape off the gum from the carpet. The hardened chewing will easily come off from the strands of the carpet.
  8. Once it is removed, apply stain remover over any white cloth and then cleanse the area.
  9. Do not scrub and just blot until all traces of the gum are successfully removed.

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Way No. 2 – Dissolve The Gum

When you know every nook and corners of your kitchen, you may simply opt for this option. There you can find a couple of kitchen products which can easily dissolve the monstrous chewing gum in no time and those are:

  • Olive oil
  • Washing liquid
  • A clean white cloth
  • A metallic knife or spoon
  • Pair of gloves

Follow these 5 minutes’ steps and your carpet will be free of any stickiness:

  1. Pull on the gloves and apply the olive oil or eucalyptus oil over the clean white cloth.
  2. With the help of the oil drenched white cloth, rub the gum affected area.
  3. This rubbing and working with oil will magically seep into the carpet fibres and soften the chewing gum.
  4. It would soften to that level that it will quickly release all the strands of the carpet quickly.
  5. Take out your knife or spoon and scrape off the softened gum smoothly.
  6. Once you remove the chewing gum from the area, thoroughly wash the affected area with water and washing liquid.

For a clean and healthy home, you can contact Karl or Call Sydney Wide Carpet Cleaning on PH 1800-008-985to get your carpet professionally steam cleaned.  We provide a wide range of carpet cleaning services in the Sydney Metropolitan area Includes North Shore, Sutherland Shire, Sydney cbd, Sydney inner west, Sydney Eastern Suburbs and offers 100% clean guarantee on our work.

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