Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a smudge on your concrete. But before that point, visitors and clients walking into a business will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over the carpets and entryway 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 offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Columbus GA. Find information on our process below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and the 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 the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Next we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
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 chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use very high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can take up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional chewing gum removal professional.
To remove gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and professional-grade soaps that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Columbus Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your property will have a better appearance and your gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront more inviting to clientele.
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