PVC cement is a type of construction adhesive that is thicker than paint and is used for filling small cracks in drywall, sealing the joints of vinyl tile, and installing plastic sheeting. Other uses for this construction adhesive include sealing the joints of vinyl tile and installing plastic sheeting. Although it is not highly toxic, it has the potential to irritate the skin. PVC cement can be removed from carpets using any one of a number of different techniques.
To get started, grab a putty knife or another instrument with a flat edge and scrape away as much of the dried residue as you can. It is helpful to first heat the area with a blow dryer to soften the adhesive so that it can be easily scraped off. This makes the adhesive easier to remove.
The next step is to combine a solution consisting of warm water and dish soap in a pail. Add only a small amount of soap, just enough to produce a light foam. After squeezing out the excess liquid from the sponge, remove it from the soapy solution. Use the wet sponge to thoroughly saturate the entire carpeted surface area before moving on to the next step. After allowing this to sit for a few minutes, rinse it off with clear, warm water coming from a garden hose or utility sink. When dealing with stubborn stains, use an old toothbrush to work additional soap into the area, then leave it to soak for the night before rinsing it off once more the next morning.
If necessary, scrub stubborn stains with a powdered oxygen bleach product like OxiClean mixed with warm water in accordance with the directions on the package.
4 After the area has been thoroughly cleaned, place a damp cloth on top of it and then weight it down with a book or another object that is flat and heavy so that it can absorb moisture. Before removing it, let it sit here undisturbed for the night.
If there are any noticeable signs of discoloration left behind after cleaning your carpet, you should consider replacing it. If the edges of your carpet have started to peak, it is possible that you will need the assistance of a professional to replace the entire thing.