Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a smudge on concrete. But usually before that point, pedestrians and clients coming into a store or office will step on it and track it in all over your carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Carmel IN. Find more information on our process below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we slide 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 brand new gum.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can require 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 completely remove gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Carmel Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront much more appealing to visitors.
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