Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a smudge on concrete. But before then, visitors and clients coming into a store or office will step on the chewing gum and track it in all over your carpets and mats. Then it is embedded 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 happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in El Monte CA. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use very high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than 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 professional gum removal professional.
To remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and professional-grade soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring El Monte Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to customers.
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