Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be 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 happens, pedestrians and clientele coming into a business will walk on the gum and get it in all over your carpets, rugs and mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Bowie MD. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper 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 gum that is already black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we do not use high pressure because that could damage the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure completely. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we can safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Bowie Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your store or office, your property will have better curb appeal and all 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 visitors.
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