Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a 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 before that happens, pedestrians and clientele coming into a business will walk on it and get it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person 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 Lehigh Acres FL. Find information about our process below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to get it off 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 gooey and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly 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 process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is already smashed 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, we don’t use high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and powerful soaps that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Lehigh Acres Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your property, 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 making your storefront much more welcoming to customers.
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