There are a lot of individuals who enjoy using candles in their home because candles often make for beautiful and soft lighting. They also help set moods and relax a tired mind. The drawbacks of using candles in the home however is that candles produce an excess of liquid wax that can sometimes spill or run over onto carpets and rugs.
While cooled wax can be easily removed from hard surfaces removing it from carpeting or rugs is a much more arduous task. If you plan on removing wax from carpeting it’s a good idea to first consult with us at One Call Carpet Cleaning as a professional will likely have a number of tips they can give you even if you choose not to hire them.
One thing that One Call Carpet Cleaning regularly recommends when it comes to removing cooled wax from a carpet or rug is to use a household iron, paper towels, a home dry cleaning solvent, and a mild detergent.
The first thing One Call Carpet Cleaning recommends is that you lay a dry absorbent paper towel across the cooled wax. Secondly you need to press an iron lightly against the surface which will melt the wax. Once the wax is melted it will be absorbed by the paper towel you’re using. Be careful not to leave your iron in one place for too long as it can burn carpet and rugs rather quickly without you even seeing it happen.
Once this procedure is completed there may still be a small amount of wax left which can usually be removed by repeating the procedure a few more times or by taking your home dry cleaning solvent and applying it with a slightly damn sponge or cloth. We recommend that you blot the affected area while using as little solvent as possible to avoid damaging your carpets backing.
It’s also a good idea to try mixing mild detergent with a tiny amount of warm water and blotting the affected area with a cloth or sponge. If this is the route you choose we will likely remind you to use detergents that contain no bleach or alkalines.
However if you don’t feel comfortable doing this give us a call at 760-504-6608 and we’ll take care of it for you.