Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and clientele coming into a store or office will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet 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 High Point NC. Find more information on our process below:
The best methods of removing 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 are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we will not use very high pressure because that could damage the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial 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 remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps that allow us to effectively clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we can safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring High Point Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront more inviting to clientele.
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