Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that happens, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will step on the chewing gum and track it in all over your carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Hampton VA. Find information about our process below:
The best methods of removing 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 recently and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we don’t use high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than needed to clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional chewing gum removal service.
To remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Hampton Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to customers.
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