Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that happens, visitors and customers coming into a store or office will walk on the chewing gum and track it in all over your carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is embedded 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 happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Roanoke VA. Find more information on our methods below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, 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 gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Next we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then 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 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 gum. For this type of gum removal, we do not use very high pressure because that will sometimes harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than necessary to clean commercial 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 need 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 professional.
To completely remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and professional-grade soaps that enable us to clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also eliminate bacteria and germs that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Roanoke Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more welcoming to visitors.
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