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ICAN/ATEX: How can I get tape residue off of carpet?

March 25, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Monday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

In order to protect a new carpet from construction debris, pieces of carpet were laid over it and duct taped to it.

After a two month period, the pieces of carpet were removed and there were duct tape adhesive marks left on the new carpet.

What is the best procedure for removing these stains from the carpet?

Monday’s Answer:

There are adhesive removers made especially for this task.

You can purchase them at your local sanitary supplier, specialty carpet cleaning supply store or at a hardware stone in the paint department.

One tape manufacturer recommends using WD-40.

This is a petroleum based product so care must be used to avoid saturation that could harm the carpet adhesives, and the carpet should be  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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