Wax is a big part of everyday life. Having to remove wax  can be  a headache.

You use candles to add a nice warm glow to your home, and to add a pleasing scent as well. And you wax your car to give it a nice shine. You use wax to remove unwanted hai… oops, let’s not get too personal.

But you get the picture. Wax is beneficial, handy, it has many uses, but when it is spilled onto a surface by accident, it can be a tough challenge to clean up. As you know, when wax is spilled, it is hot and can really stick to surfaces, especially fabric like carpet or upholstery.

Here are a few useful tips you can implement when cleaning up wax.

Carpet, furniture, and fabrics

There’s no point in hurrying. Once it hits the surface, it hardens up faster than ice cream disappearing in front of a teenager. But once it hardens, you may be able to break up the wax and pull it off the fabric. BE CAREFUL not to damage the fabric, especially furniture.

You can choose cold or hot treatment. Or you can freeze the wax with ice cubes and break it off, or you can warm it up for removal. You can do this with a hair dryer, clothes steamer or even a clothes iron if you use the lowest setting and keep a damp towel between the iron and the surface, and just dab at it to transfer the wax. If you can warm up the wax to melting temperature, you can remove it. The color left behind will most likely need the attention of a cleaning company like Accent American Inc.

Hard surfaces

This is easier. You have several approaches. Whether glass, wood, tile, or other hard surfaces, simply scrape (be careful not to scratch the surface) the wax off. If stubborn, you can also warm up the wax with a hair dryer or clothes steamer and then wipe it off.

An oily residue may remain, and you can use a hot detergent and towel to remove that. Some recommend rubbing alcohol as the solvent of choice.

Wax buildup on floors is more difficult to remove.  The floor has to be scrubbed with a machine to remove the wax.  Wood floors especially require special care to remove wax.  Best to call your Tampa area floor cleaning professionals, Accent American Inc.

Prevention – and the best cure

Of course, being careful not to spill the wax is the smart thing to do, but accidents do happen. And when they do, and you need help, reach out to your favorite Tampa area cleaning company Accent American Inc. After all, it pays to call a pro! 


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