How To Remove Gak From Carpet – 5 Simple Steps

How to remove gak from carpet

Gak is yet another toy similar to silly putty and if you’re looking for how to remove gak from carpet then we’ve got the perfect solution that works. This gooey substance can be molded into different shapes just as silly putty and getting it on your carpet can be overwhelming.

If you have gak on just one specific spot on your carpet then you’re in luck. Just try as much as possible to get it off immediately, a dried gak is more difficult to remove but we’ve got a way around it. I remember my friend’s dog stepping on gak, leaving the carpet stained with footprints all over, now this is a situation you don’t want to be in.

There are a lot of things that can stain your carpet. Blood, and honey isn’t left out and we’ve got a detailed guide on how to remove blood from your carpet as well as step by step guide on how to remove honey from your carpet, We’ve got you covered in these aspect too.

Now let’s dive into how to remove gak from carpet. It’s as simple as heating the gak and lifting it off from the carpet with hand or knife.

How To Remove Gak From Carpet

Step1: Applying Heat

Blow hot hair directly on the surface of the gak to soften it. You can achieve this using a hair dryer. Your hair dryer isn’t limited to just drying your hair, check out other important use of a hair dryer

Step 2: Removing the Gak

Once the gak is soft, use your hand to pull the pieces of the gak off the carpet. Ensure to wrap a piece of cellophane around your hand.

The gak might harden with time as you attempt to remove them, if it does, reheat it with the hair dryer and repeat the process.

Step 3: Cleaning With Detergent

Get a bowl of warm water and apply two spoons full of detergent and allow to mix. Dip a brush into the soapy water and scrub the surface of the remaining gak on the carpet. This should completely remove the gak from the carpet.

Step 4: Dry the carpet

Get a clean dry towel and dab the surface of the wet carpet, the towel should absorb enough moist from the carpet. You can finally use the hairdryer to dry the carpet or you can face a fan directly on the wet surface.

Step 5: Vacuum the carpet

To restore the fibers of the carpet to its original state, it is advised to vacuum it with a vacuum cleaner, find out how to use one to clean your carpet. You can alternatively use a soft brush to brush to ruffle the surface of the carpet.

Alternative method

If you don’t have a hair dryer close by, then you can try using Ice cubes on the surface of the gak as they tend to work. Simple put the ice cubes in a plastic bag and place it on the surface of the gak, leave it for about two hours to weaken the bond of the gak with the carpet.

Once the time is up, you can use a dull knife to scrape off the gak from the surface of the carpet. Repeat this process until the gak is completely removed from the surface of the carpet. Finally use water, detergent and a brush to scrub the carpet clean.

I also mentioned using vinegar in my post on how to remove silly putty from carpet, do check it out.

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Conclusion

To make your carpet as good as new, this is pretty much the basic steps on how to remove gak from carpet, you can repeat step one through step three above until there’s no sign of gak on your carpet.

Since gak is similar to silly putty, you can also follow the steps on how to remove silly putty from your carpet and you should be good to go.

Have you been able to remove gak from your carpet? Share the method you used as this could be helpful too.

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