Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a black smudge on your concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clients coming into a business will step on it and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Surprise AZ. Find information about our process below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we might be able to get it off by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Next we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is already smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we do not use high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and special soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we can safely remove gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring Surprise Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and your chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront more inviting to customers.
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