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 happens, pedestrians and clientele coming into a store or office will walk on it 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 or asphalt, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Chattanooga TN. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck there 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 might be 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 chewing 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. Then we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that has turned 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 in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we won’t use high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than 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 sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we can safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Chattanooga Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to customers.
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