Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on your concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and customers walking into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over your carpets and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Burbank CA. Find more information about our process 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 chewing gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until it 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 gooey and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. After that we move the scraper slowly under 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 is already black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we do not use high pressure because that will sometimes harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can need 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 remove chewing gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and powerful soaps that allow us to clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Burbank Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your store or office, your property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more inviting to clientele.
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