Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that happens, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will step on it and track it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Alhambra CA. Find more information on our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface, we might be able to get it off by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Next we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process 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 surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use very high pressure because that could ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses 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 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 professional chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring Alhambra Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront much more welcoming to clientele.
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