Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a black smudge on concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clients coming into a business will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone 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 Carlsbad CA. Find information about our process below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we slide the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should peel right off of the concrete.
The above method 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 surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we don’t use high pressure because that could damage the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our gum removal service.
To remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and powerful soaps that enable us to effectively clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we can safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Carlsbad Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your property will have better curb appeal and all chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront much more inviting to clientele.
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