Posted by Rich-CA on February 12, 2008 at 21:25:10:
Clearly not in a state where tenants sue landlords much. It does violate Federal Fair Housing guidelines, but in some areas the tenant has to prove it and in others the landlord has to prove they didn’t.
How to remove gum from carpet? - Posted by randyOH
Posted by randyOH on February 11, 2008 at 14:26:45:
I think this has been covered recently, but I cannot find anything in the archives.
Any suggestions for removing chewing gum from a carpet? The carpet is berber.
I think you are supposed to P on it. - Posted by Alvin Teebag Williams
Posted by Alvin Teebag Williams on February 13, 2008 at 11:17:12:
Re: How to remove gum from carpet? - Posted by Frosty
Posted by Frosty on February 12, 2008 at 22:22:00:
Put some ice on it and cover it with a bowl for a little while. That will freeze most gum, then you can break it off the berber and then use the ice in the bourbon.
How to remove gum from carpet? “Oops” - Posted by Lee
Posted by Lee on February 12, 2008 at 18:24:08:
Try “OOPS”, available at most any paint and big box stores.
It is for removing latex paint from surfaces that you don’t want it on, floors, fabric etc.
Check for colorfastness!
Also, you may want to try charcoal lighter, or lighter fluid (as in Zippo lighter fluid).
For candle wax removal from carpet…
You will need a roll of paper towels, a clothes iron, time and a lot of patents.
Scrape all the wax you can off of the carpet with a serrated steak knife.
Set the iron on the setting below â??Wool"
(how do you think I know that? Scorched carpet).
Fold aprox. 1 foot squares of paper towels in half and lay on the wax.
Apply clothes iron to paper towels, paper towels absorb the wax, discard soiled towels.
Repeat until you are satisfied or until you are dammed tired of ironing carpetâ?¦ LOL
Start by removing the kids! - Posted by Wayne-NC
Posted by Wayne-NC on February 12, 2008 at 05:37:07:
Also very effective as a preventative measure.
If that is not possible, have them do it so they know the degree of difficulty. Other than that, use a straight razor blade carefully if it’s not real ground in. I read an internet source some years ago (which I can’t remember where) but it did mention a heat source to loosen it. Heat source meaning a blow dryer or similar. Not a blow torch or similar! Do you have any spare carpet of the original around? If so, cut it out and glue a small piece to cover the hole of maybe the size of a half dollar. Try an internet search or call a carpet cleaner friend as we all have one somewhere or the contractor that you use. I still use the first idea and it has served me well with preventing a host of problems. Good luck and hopefully it’s not too much.
Re: How to remove gum from carpet? - Posted by David Krulac
Posted by David Krulac on February 12, 2008 at 05:05:15:
I’ve heard ice cubes.
Re: Start by removing the kids! - Posted by Natalie-VA
Posted by Natalie-VA on February 12, 2008 at 14:06:23:
I wouldn’t recommend removing the kids with a razor blade; too much liability. I would tell them to try a crowbar or wooden paddle instead.
Re: Start by removing the kids! - Posted by Rich-CA
Posted by Rich-CA on February 12, 2008 at 10:32:18:
Removing the kids in a rental is illegal in the three states where I do business as well as the state I live in. Is it legal in NC?
Re: How to remove gum from carpet? - Posted by BigHarold
Posted by BigHarold on February 12, 2008 at 08:14:03:
I have some questions for you about Central PA properties. Could you please get back to me via email? Thank you.
Real Estate Investor
Re: Start by removing the kids! - Posted by Wayne-NC
Posted by Wayne-NC on February 12, 2008 at 20:14:34:
I guess you failed to see some of the humor that I injected into my post. It was meant to attract attention. In all seriousness though and to answer your question, I don’t know and I really have no concern in that matter. But almost anything these days is “legal” if you do it right. I usually start there.