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How to remove grease from your carpet

You’re probably asking yourself how could grease find it’s way into someones carpet. If you have a husband like mine who loves to fix things in the garage it happens. Grease removal from carpet is one of those substances requiring a specialty chemical. The all purpose go to spotter that removes everything just doesn’t remove grease. You can watch this short video on how to remove grease by clicking here. The product used in the video is available by clicking here. Remember as with removing any substance out of carpet you agitate the stain inward so as not to spread it, and blot the stain out of the carpet using an absorbent rag. Flush the carpet with water after removing the stain to remove the chemical used, and blot again.


Removing gum from carpets

Having many friends with children I get asked frequently how to remove chewing gum from carpets. Having two daughters myself I’ve never figured out how the gum gets from the their mouth into my carpet. The good news is it’s really easy to get out if you know how. The best way is to freeze the gum with a really great product I found called Gum Out. It’s made by a company in Illinois Claire Manufacturing. You spray the gum in the carpet for five seconds then pop it out using a teaspoon. If it doesn’t all pop out the first time spray the gum and repeat. I’ve heard about using ice cubes to freeze the gum , and I’m going to tell you it doesn’t work. It doesn’t freeze the gum, and all you end up with is a wet sticky mess.

     The other product I’ve found that works is made by Core Products out of Texas, and it’s called Citrus Gel. This product dissolves the gum. You need to work fast with this product, and have some rags handy to pull the gum out of the carpet. If you don’t it will dissolve it but it will run down into the backing of the carpet. Aunt Patti understands gum occasionally will magically get in your carpet if you have little ones. Also another fact if you have more than one child you’ll find all are innocent of the crime. Good luck , and for more cleaning tips, and tricks check out my website at