What type of solvent removes carpet glue?


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Use a mastic or adhesive remover as a solvent to remove carpet glue. Heat is another option for the removal of glue remnants without resorting to toxic solvents.

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In areas where there are no electrical outlets on the floor, try pouring boiling water, allowing it to sit for about three minutes and scraping the glue with a razor scraper. In areas where water causes a safety hazard, use an iron over newspaper to melt and absorb the glue. Scrub any remnants away with a scrubber sponge before resorting to a solvent. Rinse the concrete with clean water after successfully removing the glue.

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