Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on concrete. But before that point, visitors and customers coming into a business will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over your carpets and mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, 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 Bloomington MN. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Then we move the scraper slowly under 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 smashed deep down into the concrete surface, 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 service, we do not use very high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can take up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our gum removal service.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and powerful soaps that allow 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 gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that are found in gum.
By hiring Bloomington Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your property will have a better appearance and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more welcoming to customers.
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