Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clients walking into a store or office will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over your carpets 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 track it somewhere else in your building.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Winston-Salem NC. Find information about our service below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we might be able to get it off by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete surface, 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 do not use very high pressure because that could damage the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can take up to 100 years to cure completely. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our gum removal service.
To remove chewing gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and professional-grade soaps and detergents that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we can safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Winston-Salem Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to clientele.
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