Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on your concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and clients coming into a business will step on the gum and track it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is 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 in your building.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Alexandria VA. Find more information on our methods below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we are sometimes able to get it off 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 gooey and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete surface, 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 won’t use very high pressure because that might damage the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than needed to safely clean concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring AllClean Alexandria Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your location, your property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal issues will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront more appealing to clientele.
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