No matter how hard you try, or how well you teach your kids, the likelihood of chewing gum ending up stuck somewhere other than the trash can is pretty good. Chewing gum can be difficult to remove, especially when it is left sitting for too long or if it gets mashed down further because someone steps on it. If gum becomes stuck to tile, you can get it up with little hassle with the right tools.
Things You'll Need
Freeze the piece of gum that is stuck on the tile with an ice cube. Hold the ice cube in place, and replace the ice cube if it melts before the piece of gum becomes solid.
Scrape the frozen piece of gum off the tile with a thin plastic spatula. Try to jam it under the gum with a little force so you can get the gum off in one piece. If the gum doesn't come off the tile in one piece, keep scraping until you get the remnants of the gum off.
Refreeze the gum here and there during the cleaning process if it starts to soften while you are trying to scrape it up.
Spray a little glass cleaner on the floor, and wipe clean with a damp paper towel to help remove any sticky residue left behind on the tile by the gum.
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