Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and clientele walking into a business will step on it and track it in all over your carpets and mats. Then it is 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 happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Silver Spring MD. Find information on our process below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum. After that we slide the scraper slowly under the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete surface, 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 do not use very high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than most 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 professional.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and special soaps that enable us to clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove chewing 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 Silver Spring Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal issues will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront much more inviting to customers.
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