Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and clients walking into a store or office will step on it and track it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Somerville MA. Find information on our process below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to get it off by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of 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 smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use high pressure because that could damage 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 completely. 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 concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that are found in gum.
By hiring Somerville Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront more welcoming to clientele.
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