Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and clients coming into a business will walk on the gum and get it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Rockville MD. Find information on our service below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we might be 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 consistency compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. After that we slide the scraper slowly under the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps that enable us to clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove chewing gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Rockville Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more inviting to clientele.
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