Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, pedestrians and clients coming into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over your 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.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in West Palm Beach FL. Find 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 not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, 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 chewing gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum. After that we move the scraper very slowly under 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 already smashed down into the concrete, 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, we will not use very high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any 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 require 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 sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and special soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring West Palm Beach Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your location, your property will have a better appearance and your gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront more appealing to clientele.
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