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How to Remove Wax from Rugs and Carpets

Its winter, I think we are all aware of that. If you haven’t woken up to the cold yet then you should probably get yourself in order, get out your winter woollies and turn that heater up!

Hold on, you do know that if we all crank up our heaters this winter we are probably all going to end up in the dark. The truth is that Eskom cannot handle the excess stress which our winter geysers and heaters put on the grid, so you can rest assured that we will be spending some of these chilly winter evenings in complete darkness.

That means candles, and while candles are great for light the wax is not great for your carpets. However, if a dribble of wax does fall on your carpets here’s what you need to do:

Grab a paper towel or an old, but clean, rag and an iron. Simply put the paper towel over the hardened wax and pres the hot iron over the paper towel for one minute (take care not to burn through the towel and into the carpet). The heat from the iron will melt the wax and the paper towels will absorb the wax, drawing it out of your carpets.

Ensure that your iron is not too hot; if it is you will singe your carpets. Carry out this funky trick with care and your carpets will be back to looking as good as new in no time at all!