Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and customers coming into a store or office will step on the chewing gum and track it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else in your building.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Troy MI. Find information on our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually 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 remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. Next we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should 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, 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 won’t use very high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed much easier than 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 professional gum removal professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and professional-grade soaps that enable us to clean the concrete without resulting in 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 service will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Troy Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your property, your property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to customers.
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