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How Clean Candle wax on carpet

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If you are like my wife you love the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree but you hate the mess they make (especially as the month goes by and all the needles fall to the floor).  Well, my wife has found what she thinks is the best of both worlds.  She has a beautiful (but fake) Christmas tree and she burns Christmas tree scented candles to make up for the smell.  It works great until one of the kids tips over the jar of hot candle wax onto the carpet. UGHHH!

Well if this has happened to you let me give you some tips on how to remove the wax and save your carpet (and your kids’ lives).

  1. With a butter knife and a vacuum break up the hardened wax and suck it into the vacuum.  Remove as much as possible without damaging the fibers.
  2. Cut up a number of brown paper grocery bags and place one section over the remaining wax.
  3. Place your iron (the one you use to get the wrinkles out of clothes) on medium heat on the paper bag.  The wax will melt and wick up into the paper. (Be careful not to leave the iron on the bag for too long.  You don’t want to melt the carpet fibers)
  4. Repeat step 3 until all the remaining wax has been lifted out of the carpet.

Note: once all the wax is removed you may still have some fugitive dyes left over from the wax.  If this happens feel free to call us and we’ll be able to help with the dye removal.

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and my best wishes for a happy New Year!

Derek