Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky situation, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But usually before then, pedestrians and clients coming into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over the 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 carry it somewhere else.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Federal Way WA. Find more information on our service below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, 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 gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum. Then we slide the scraper slowly under the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is smashed down into the concrete, 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 do not use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can take 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 service.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we can safely remove gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also eliminate bacteria and germs that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Federal Way Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more appealing to customers.
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