Removing Carpet Glue From Concrete

Removing Carpet Glue From Concrete

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Have you just decided to remodel your house? Floor-to-floor carpeting which has recently been removed leaves behind a nasty remnant of carpet glue on your concrete floor. This can be a magnet for dust and dirt and needs to be removed. This becomes imperative if you want to keep your concrete floor as is or want to install new flooring material. There are a number of ways of removing carpet glue from concrete. You can get rid of all the remaining glue stains and deposits by following any of the methods detailed below –
• Using Boiling Water – One great way to remove all traces of carpet glue from your concrete floor is by using boiling water. Start off by removing any traces of your old carpet and large blobs of glue with a garden scraper or hoe. Boil large quantities of water and pour onto your floor generously. Let the water sit for 10 to 15 minutes and use your garden scraper to gently start removing the glue deposits. Repeat the process still your floor is absolutely free of any carpet glue remnants. Final cleaning can be achieved with a push mop followed by a common house vacuum cleaner.

• Using an Adhesive Stripper – You will find a number of adhesive stripping or removing compounds in the market. While choosing one, keep in mind that these are composed of strong chemicals that might harm your concrete floor if used in excess. Perform preliminary cleaning of your concrete floor using a garden scraper and follow the procedures detailed on the packaging of the adhesive stripper compound that you have purchased to take care of the carpet glue deposits. Always remember to completely clean off any excess amount of the stripper so as to avoid any long-term damage to your concrete flooring. Use protective equipment for your hands, eyes and feet while performing this procedure.

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