Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on concrete. But before that point, visitors and customers 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 and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Downey CA. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is already smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we will not use high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 chewing gum removal service.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and professional-grade soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring Downey Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront more appealing to visitors.
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