Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on your concrete. But usually before then, visitors and clientele walking into a business will walk on the chewing gum and track it in all over your carpets and entryway mats. Then it’s embedded 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 happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Akron OH. Find information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we might be able to remove it 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 more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we do not use very high pressure because that might damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can take 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 professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Akron Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront much more appealing to customers.
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