Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But usually before that point, pedestrians and clientele coming into a store or office will step on it and get it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else in your building.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Elk Grove CA. Find information about our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to remove it 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 workable consistency compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should peel right off 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 smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we won’t use very high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure completely. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional chewing gum removal service.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and special soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring PWC Elk Grove Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront much more inviting to customers.
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