Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a smudge on concrete. But usually before then, pedestrians and clientele walking into a business will step on the gum and track it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, 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 Tempe AZ. Find information on our service below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually 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 might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is smashed 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 harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and powerful soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Tempe Power Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront much more inviting to clientele.
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