Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clientele walking into a business will walk on the gum and track it in all over your 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 another person to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Charlotte NC. Find information on our service below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and 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 get it off by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is already smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than needed to safely clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 service.
To completely remove gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and professional-grade soaps that enable us to effectively clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring PRO Charlotte Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront much more welcoming to clientele.
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