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SERVPRO cleans that?! - Wax and Crayon Removal

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

crayons Crayons... Great for kids, not so great for carpet.

Those of us with kids know that getting crayon or wax worked into your carpet is an unfortunate inevitability. While this may not qualify as a “disaster”, getting wax in your carpet can be very frustrating, mostly because it can be very difficult to remove entirely without cutting the affected area out of the carpet and replacing it. Luckily, there’s a better way to do it. How? Call SERVPRO! That’s right. We clean crayon and wax too. Here’s how:

  1. The Technician pours a small amount of a special chemical called “142 CitraSolvent” onto the affected area
  2. Then, they remove as much wax or crayon as possible with a brush, and vacuum the area
  3. After that, they place a dry towel over area and go over it several times with a warm iron (this will help melt the wax, so that it is easier to remove.)
  4. To make sure that the solvent is worked into the carpet and the wax, the technician agitates affected area with a brush dipped into “142 CitraSolvent”, and lets it sit for 5 minutes
  5. Using an extractor, they rinse the area with hot water, then extract it
  6. Then, they Pour “448 Carpet and Upholstry Cleaner (RTU)” on to area and hot water rinse again. (This is an important step because it will help break up the solvent used for removal of the wax)
  7. Finally, the technician will dry the area quickly to avoid stains.

And that’s it! Your carpet is clean and crayon-free… For now. Call SERVPRO at 210 670 9591. We’re always here to help.

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