Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a black smudge on your concrete. But before then, pedestrians and clients coming into a business will step on the chewing gum and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet fibers 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 offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Greenville SC. Find information on our service below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing 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 under the gum. Then we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is already smashed 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 do not use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 gum removal service.
To remove gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove chewing gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum.
By hiring Greenville Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal issues will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to customers.
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