Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clients 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 embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, 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 Daly City CA. Find information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and the 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 get it off by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
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 turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use high pressure because that could 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 much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can take up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and special soaps and detergents 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 surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Daly City Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your property, your property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more inviting to customers.
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