Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clients coming into a business will step on it and track it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Raleigh NC. Find more information about our process below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. Next we move the scraper very slowly under the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we do not use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can take 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 remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and special soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Raleigh Pressure Wash Plus for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, 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 interior flooring while making your storefront much more inviting to visitors.
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