Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on your concrete. But usually before that point, visitors and clientele walking into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it’s forced 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 offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Independence MO. Find more information on our process below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it hasn’t 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 metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Then we move 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 has turned 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 gum. For this type of gum removal, we do not use high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than needed to safely clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 professional chewing gum removal professional.
To remove gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and special soaps that allow us to effectively 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 surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring Independence Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to clientele.
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