Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a black smudge on your concrete. But before then, pedestrians and clientele walking into a store or office will step on it and get it in all over your carpets and mats. Then it’s forced 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 Grand Prairie TX. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, 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 chewing gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum. Then we move 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 is already black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we do not use high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than needed to safely clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than most 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 professional.
To completely remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special 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 equipment, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Grand Prairie Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more appealing to clientele.
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