Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a black smudge on your concrete. But usually before that point, visitors and clients coming into a store or office will walk on the chewing gum and track it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is forced 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 in your building.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Mesa AZ. Find information about our service below:
The best methods for removing 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 chewing gum was left not long ago and it has not 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 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 under the gum. Then we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we don’t use high pressure because that might damage the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete. These surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 professional chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to 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 method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Mesa Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your building, your property will have better curb appeal and your chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more appealing to visitors.
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