Wax: A Carpet’s Nemesis

A lot of people enjoy candles, or wax warmers, but if you have carpets, you run a risk every time you use one.  Melted wax, if spilled on a carpet, creates a hard spot on the carpet the color of the wax. It is noticeable, and it takes some work to remove. The wax completely coats the carpet fibers it hits, so it is a deep “stain” and in order to get rid of that hard, waxy feel, you have to get as much of it up as possible. Here are some tips:

If you see the spill happen, grab something that you don’t mind throwing away (paper towel, rag, etc.) and get it on the spill immediately. Wax cools–and therefore hardens–quickly, so if you don’t get something on it right away, you aren’t going to get anything up that way.  When you are no longer getting anything up with the rag (just press on it, don’t scrub), get your iron out and get it heating up.

While it is heating up, gather some more paper towels and rags  that you are okay throwing away. Once they get waxy, they won’t be reusable.

Place a few layers of paper towels over the waxy area and then place the rage on top of them. Press the iron down onto the rag and hold it in place for about 10 seconds. Then move the iron to another spot and hold it in place for about 10 seconds. Keep moving the iron from one place to another until either you need to change paper towels or no more wax is getting absorbed by the paper towels.

You will need to be patient with this process–it is not a quick one. You are essentially reheating the wax and trying to absorb it into the paper towels as much as you can. Alternatively, you can call you Orlando carpet cleaners–Perfect Pear Carpet Cleaning to help tackle that stain for you!

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