Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on your concrete. But usually before then, visitors and clientele coming into a store or office will step on it and track 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, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else in your building.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Macon GA. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that has turned black, or is already smashed 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 will not use very high pressure because that will sometimes harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be destroyed much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 professional.
To remove gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we can safely remove gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Macon Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your store or office, your property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to customers.
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