Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But usually before that point, pedestrians and customers coming into a store or office will step on it and get it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it is 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 proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Thornton CO. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently 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 gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then 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 deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we don’t use very high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure completely. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps that enable us to clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Thornton Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your property, your property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal issues will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more inviting to clientele.
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