Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that point, visitors and clients coming into a store or office will step on the gum and track it in all over your carpets and mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet 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 Green Bay WI. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the 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 gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is already smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use high pressure because that will sometimes harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than 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 service.
To remove gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we can safely remove gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring XteriorWashLLC of Green Bay for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal problems will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to clientele.
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