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ICAN/ATEX: How do you get tar out of carpet?

October 2, 2012

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.

Tuesday's Question:

How do I remove tar from carpet? tar

Tuesday's Answer:

First, apply a spotting gel that is formulated for tar removal and safe to use on carpet.

This treatment keeps both solvent and discoloration from running to the base of the carpet.

If the tar is heavily caked, you may need to carefully snip the tip of the fibers with duckbill scissors prior to treatment. Agitate gel slightly. Allow it to dwell as required on the product label.

Next, blot with white absorbent … — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corporation

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