Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before then, pedestrians and customers walking into a business will step on the gum and get it in all over your carpets and mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Arlington Heights IL. Find more information on 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 chewing gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing 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 in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than 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 gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Arlington Heights Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to customers.
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