Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky business, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on your concrete. But usually before that happens, pedestrians and clientele coming into a store or office will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Virginia Beach VA. Find information about our service below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age 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 get it off by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we don’t use very high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of 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 service.
To remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and special soaps that enable us to clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and germs that are found in gum.
By hiring Virginia Beach Pressure Washing for regular maintenance 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 making your storefront much more appealing to visitors.
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