Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and clientele coming into a business will step on it and track it in all over the 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 carry it somewhere else.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Pompano Beach FL. Find more information on our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete 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 remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is already smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we won’t use very high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 remove chewing gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that allow us to effectively clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we safely remove gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and germs that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Pompano Beach Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more inviting to customers.
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