Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a dark smudge on your concrete. But usually before that point, visitors and customers coming into a store or office will step on the chewing gum and get it in all over your carpets and entryway mats. Then it’s 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 in your building.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Springfield MO. Find information about our process below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, 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 workable substance compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Next we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should peel right off 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 power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we won’t use high pressure because that might damage the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than needed to clean concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure. 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 parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps that enable us to effectively clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum.
By hiring Supreme Springfield Pressure Wash for routine maintenance cleaning at your property, your property will have better curb appeal and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to visitors.
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