Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and clients coming into a business will walk on the gum and track it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it’s embedded 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.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Kansas City MO. Find information about our service below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete 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 it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is already 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 will not use high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 professional chewing gum removal service.
To remove chewing gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps that enable us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring KC Pressure Wash Co. for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more appealing to clientele.
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