Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is 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 black smudge on concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clientele 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 carry it somewhere else.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Fullerton CA. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and 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 metal putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. Next we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole 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 smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we don’t use very high pressure because that might damage the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than necessary to clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure completely. 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 chewing gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum.
By hiring Fullerton Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal issues will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront much more welcoming to visitors.
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