Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and clientele walking into a store or office will step on it and track it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Vancouver WA. Find information on our process below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we might be 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 warm and sticky glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum. After that we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the entire piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is already 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 don’t use high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 professional chewing gum removal service.
To completely remove chewing gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps that enable us to 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 gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum.
By hiring PRO Vancouver Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront much more appealing to clientele.
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