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, gum eventually changes into a black smudge on your concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will step on the chewing gum and get it in all over your carpets, rugs 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 track it somewhere else.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Overland Park KS. Find information on our service below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago 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 metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we do not use very high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed much 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 professional chewing gum removal service.
To remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and special soaps that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that are found in gum.
By hiring Overland Park Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more appealing to clientele.
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