Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a black smudge on concrete. But before that happens, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will step on it and get it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it is 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.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Lakewood CO. Find information about our service below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface, 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 consistency compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole 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 is already black, or is already 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 chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we do not use high pressure because that could ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete. These types of 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. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional gum removal professional.
To remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and powerful soaps that allow us to clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also eliminate bacteria and germs that are found in gum.
By hiring Lakewood Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to clientele.
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