Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before then, visitors and clients walking 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 fibers 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 proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Escondido CA. Find more information about our process below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we might be 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 chewing gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Next we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off 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 smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than necessary to clean concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 chewing gum removal professional.
To remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps that allow us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we can safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring Escondido 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 prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to clientele.
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