Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before then, pedestrians and customers walking into a business will step on it and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers 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 proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Birmingham AL. Find information about our methods below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete 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 yet, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Next we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off 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, 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, we will not use very high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot 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 service.
To completely remove gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and professional-grade soaps 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 gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Birmingham Pressure Wash Co. for regular maintenance cleaning at your store or office, your property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more inviting to customers.
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