Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But usually before then, pedestrians and clientele coming into a business will walk on it and get it in all over your carpets and mats. Then it’s 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 happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Folsom CA. Find more information on our methods below:
The best methods of removing 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 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 more forgiving substance compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Next we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed down into the concrete, 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 won’t use high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 professional chewing gum removal service.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power 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 equipment, we can safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Folsom Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your building, your property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront more inviting to clientele.
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