Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on concrete. But usually before that point, visitors and customers walking into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over your carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is 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 in your building.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Sarasota FL. Find information about our service below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete, 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 service, we do not use high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial 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 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 professional.
To remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we can safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum.
By hiring Sarasota Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your store or office, your property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more inviting to clientele.
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