Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clients coming into a store or office will walk on the gum and track it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone 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 San Marcos CA. Find more information about our process below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, we might be 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 more forgiving substance compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Then we slide the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be destroyed much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and special soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively 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 while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that can be found in gum.
By hiring San Marcos Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more appealing to customers.
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