Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and customers coming into a store or office will walk on it and track it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Largo FL. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we are sometimes able to get it off 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 consistency compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is already smashed deep 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 do not use very high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than needed to clean concrete. These surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps that allow us to effectively clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring Largo Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial 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 making your storefront more appealing to clientele.
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