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How to remove candle wax from carpet

How to Remove Wax From Carpet

Who doesn't enjoy a beautifully lit room full of candles setting the mood for a romantic evening or creating a relaxing atmosphere for a quite time of reflection and relaxation? Candles just seem to soothe the soul and stimulate the senses making us feel uplifted and joyful in spirit. 

Although candles can liven up our home and add pleasant scents to the air there are those rare unfortunate accidents of a candle left unattended or being accidentally knocked over and when it reaches the carpet it can be impossible to get out with out the correct know how on how to remove it. Well no more worries because once you see how to remove wax from the carpet you will be pleasantly surprised by just how easy it actually is. Just follow the steps below and you too will soon be a candle wax removing pro yourself!

1. Fill a ziplock bag full of ice and place on the area of wax to be removed.

2. After the wax has become frozen use a tool such as a screw driver or blunt instrument of choice and chip away as much wax from the carpet as possible being careful not to damage the carpet fibers.

3. Remove all the chipped pieces of wax from the area and vacuum the area thoroughly.

4. Next place a paper towel over the area and using a regular clothes iron with the setting on low (no steam) lightly iron over the paper towel in a circular motion. Usually just about 20 seconds at a time.

5. Lift the paper towel and move it to a fresh clean area and place over the wax and continue until all wax has been melted onto the paper towel and lifted from the carpet.

6. Lastly if needed use a general purpose carpet cleaning solution to clean the area. 

It's that simple, the best way to remove wax from carpet is by reheating it to its former liquid state and allowing the paper towel to absorb the material onto it leaving you with a carpet that is wax free and spot free just as though the accident never occurred.

See below video for demonstration 

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If Bigger is Better, Then Thicker Carpet Must be, Too!

If you are looking for plush, rich carpeting for your home, then yes, thick carpet is what you should get. Thick plush carpet is great for living areas, a game room or even your master bedroom. However, for a dense and durable carpet, then thick carpeting is not your best choice. Areas such as hallways or a room that has a lot of traffic would not be the best place for the newer style of thick carpeting. For density, you want each inch to have more yarn, and that will give you longer durability. How much carpet fiber is defined per inch on the carpet density and face weight, and both of these aspects play an important role when it comes to determining the durability of carpet.

Dense carpeting has the appearance of not looking as aged and worn. When there is a lot of carpet fibers, it makes it stronger. If you’re looking for durability, look for carpeting with a face weight of more than sixty ounces. However, if you are confused by the two numbers, just refer to the density numbers which are more standardized.

Keep in mind that thicker carpet is difficult to clean, and a dense carpet fiber count makes for a perfect trap for allergens, debris, and dirt. Thus, from the cleaning aspect, high traffic areas are not where you want to install thick carpeting.

Carpet with longer yarns and thicker carpets are more prone to matting, much like dogs with longer hair. This is why businesses with a lot of foot traffic will go with extremely dense carpeting. In a residential use, though, you can go with a happy medium density. A tightly curled and wavy carpet is very durable because of the tight twist every 7 to 9 inches.

A great choice for the highly sought after and much desired thick carpet that is now available to consumers would be perfect as an area rug in a main living room, game room, or favorite hobby room. Using this type of carpet as an area rug enables the homeowner to rotate the carpet from time to time to keep traffic patterns from developing in main walk areas. 

When it comes to thick carpet it is sure to be very comfortable and beautiful for any area it is put in but remember do choose wisely on the location you choose. 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning & Repair Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

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