How Do You Get Candle Wax Out of Carpet in Westminster, CA; Freeze & Scrape or Heat & Absorb

There are many Halloween traditions that seem to involve candles. Every Halloween it seems like those candles drip or spill on your carpets and the stains they leave seem impossible to remove. This Halloween don’t have a nightmare about wax staining your carpets. Leading Carpet Cleaning will share how you can remove candle wax from your carpets.

Freeze Candle Wax & Scrape from Carpet

When candle wax drips onto your carpets you will want to act fast as the longer any stain sits on carpet, the harder it becomes to remove. When wax spills on the carpet you will want to put ice in the bag and gently place it on the wax. Let the wax freeze and harden. After a few minutes the wax should freeze up well enough to remove. Use a butter knife to scrape the majority of the wax off the carpet. Avoid using any tool with a sharpened edge to scrape the carpet as it can cut the carpet pile. Instead, use a dull knife such as the butter knife we just mentioned. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up the wax pieces as you scrape them off the carpet.

Heat Candle Wax with Iron

Once most of the wax has been removed from the carpet get a brown paper bag and a clean cloth. Lay the brown bag on top of the remaining wax, and then lay the cloth over the paper bag. With a clothes iron heated to a warm setting, place the iron on top of the cloth over the spilled wax. The brown paper bag should begin to absorb the wax deeper that dripped down inside the carpet fibers. You may go through more than one paper bag depending on the size of the spill. Repeat the process until all of the wax has been removed. Depending on the type of wax, you may notice some discoloration or stain left in the carpet. You can use a foam base carpet stain remover or mix liquid dish soap with warm water and blot at the wax stain until the discoloration dissipates.

Best Way to Get Wax Out of Carpet

If you’ve discovered wax that has been setting on your carpet for hours or even days, the process is very similar, except the stain from the wax dye might be a bit more challenging to remove. After you walk through the steps of scraping the wax off and vacuuming up the pieces, follow the process above. Use the paper bag, cloth and clothing iron to melt and absorb the remainder wax out of your carpet. Now you’re left with a stain that can be stubborn to remove. Instead of using liquid dish soap and warm water, start with rubbing alcohol which works great on candle wax dye stains. When you blot at the stain, make sure you use a white cloth or paper towel. After blotting with the alcohol, rinse it out with warm water. Switch to a clean cloth and repeat the same blotting technique but with water to rinse out the alcohol.

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Candles aren’t just used during Halloween as some will enjoy the ambiance of lit candles all year long. Therefore, it is helpful to know how to deal with candle wax spill and be prepared for them when they occur. If you need help cleaning your carpet from spills or stains, contact Leading Carpet Cleaning and schedule an appointment today.

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