How to Get Slime Out of Carpet

How to Get Slime Out of Carpet

Slime, the squishy and oozy concoction, can keep kids busy for hours just kneading and shaping the mixture. While it may not stick to hands, your carpet is a different matter completely. Many parents dread when the slime comes out, knowing that if it gets on the carpet, cleaning and removing the sticky substance will be a challenge. Fortunately, there are some tricks for removing slime from carpet. From old-fashioned ice cubes to vinegar and baking soda, a little effort can remove any slime residue from your carpet.

How to Remove Slime with Ice

Anyone that has ever gotten gum stuck on carpet knows the power of ice cubes. Ice can work much the same way for removing slime from carpet. Follow these steps to remove slime with ice from carpet.

  1. Scrap the area and remove as much slime as possible by hand or with a dull knife.
  2. Use ice to remove any lingering slime by freezing the leftover slime on the carpet.
  3. Once frozen, the larger pieces of slime can be manually plucked from the carpet.

While this will not entirely remove the slime stain, it will remove the majority of the pieces.

How to Remove Slime with Vinegar and Water

Vinegar and baking soda are a powerful cleaning duo. The reactions between the two when mixed can remove many challenging stains, including slime on carpet. Before tackling the slime spill with cleaning supplies, you will want to remove as many large pieces as possible.

  1. Use a scraper or ice to make sure you get as much of the slime up as possible by hand. You will often be left with a slick stain of slime on the carpet.
  2. Sprinkle one cup of baking soda over the area. Then, using a spray bottle, add white vinegar to the baking soda.
  3. Let the cleaning mixture sit on the slime stain for five minutes and then blot the area with a clean sponge.

Other Household Cleaning Products to Remove Slime from Carpeting

There are other household concoctions that you can try for removing slime from carpet. These include the time-tested method of club soda for lifting carpet stains and dish soap. Just be sure to rinse this entirely from the area, as dish soap can leave behind a sticky residue. Hydrogen peroxide is also a good tool for removing stains. However, this powerhouse can bleach carpet and should only be used on lighter carpets after doing a small spot test first.

If these DIY tricks for removing slime from carpet don’t do the job and an unsightly residue is still left behind, you can have a professional carpet cleaning company assist, such as Woodard. Armed with industrial cleaning equipment, Woodard’s technicians can ensure that any sign of slime is removed entirely from your carpet. For a free quote or to schedule, call 314-227-3932 or submit a form online.

 

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Updated 3/11/2021