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 turns into a dark smudge on your concrete. But usually before that point, visitors and customers walking into a business will walk on the chewing gum and track it in all over your carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet 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 Savannah GA. Find information on our process below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to get it off by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper very slowly under the gum and the entire piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we don’t use very high pressure because that could damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than 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 gum removal service.
To remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum.
By hiring Savannah Pressure WashTech for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your property will have better curb appeal and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront much more appealing to customers.
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