Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a smudge on concrete. But usually before that point, pedestrians and clients walking into a store or office will step on the chewing gum and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is forced 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 in your building.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Hillsboro OR. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, we might be 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 warm and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing 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, we will not use high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than needed to clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can require 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 gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and special soaps that enable us to clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Hillsboro Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more welcoming to visitors.
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