removing wax stains from carpet in the santa rosa areaDid you recently knock over a candle? Or maybe had a little accident while trying to remove some hair? No judgments here! Anyway, that wax can be extremely difficult to remove from your carpet. Lucky for you, the carpet cleaning pros here at North American Chem-Dry of Santa Rosa have an easy wax stain removal process you can follow today.

Step 1: Find these Materials in Your Home

All of the things you need to remove the wax can be found in your home. You may need to make a quick trip to the market if you can’t find them lying around. All you need is:

  • a bag of ice 
  • a towel 
  • a butter knife 
  • an iron 
  • a brown paper bag 
  • carpet cleaner 
  • a second towel
  • a vacuum 

Once you have everything gathered, it’s time to start removing the wax.

Step 2: Solidify or Freeze the Hot Wax

Most wax stains start by melting which means hot wax is melting deeper and deeper into your carpet. It’s almost impossible to remove while it’s still hot so you got to get the wax from a liquid to a solid. Cue the bag of ice.

Cover the wax completely with your bag of ice to freeze it. It will take a few minutes to get the wax is as cold as possible. To protect your carpet from getting wet, you can use a towel to cover the bag of ice.  

Step 3: Scrape the Hardened Wax 

Now it’s time to bring out that butter knife and start scraping as much of the wax off as possible. Don’t be surprised if you can’t remove all of it right now. Just try to remove the majority of the wax now, and you will decrease the chances of remaining wax later. Once you have removed as much of the wax as possible it is time to move on to Step 4.  

Step 4: Get the Wax Hot Again

In order to remove the remnants, you have got to get the wax hot again. Pull out your iron and set it to a low temperature. If the iron is too hot then you will melt your carpet fibers so it is crucial that the iron is not too hot! For best results avoid using a steam setting as well.  

Place the brown paper bag over the remaining wax and rub the iron over the brown paper bag. The wax will melt and stick to the brown paper bag, leaving very few remnants on your carpet!  

Step 5: Clean Up Your Carpet 

The wax should be practically eradicated from your carpet at this point. There is most likely a mess though so it is best to bring out your carpet cleaning products and second towel. Blot the stain until it is removed from the carpet.  

Step 6: Pass Over the Carpet with a Vacuum

Once the carpet is nice and dry, pull out your vacuum and suck up the last remaining particles.

Step 7: Bring in a Professional Carpet Cleaner

This process may or may not work for you! For best results, it’s best to bring in a professional carpet cleaner. Professional care from the team here at North American Chem-Dry is the only way to ensure a deeper clean, fast drying carpets, and a healthier home for your family. Check out ChemDry’s professional carpet stain removal for all your carpet cleaning needs.

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