Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and clients coming into a store or office will walk on the gum and get it in all over your carpets and entryway mats. Then it is embedded 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 in your building.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Columbia SC. Find information about our process below:
The best methods of removing chewing 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 hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, 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 stringy glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum. After that we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the entire piece should peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we do not use high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 gum removal service.
To completely remove chewing gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Columbia Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more appealing to customers.
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