Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before then, pedestrians and clients walking into a store or office will walk on it and track it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Georgetown TX. 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 yet, we are sometimes able to get it off 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 substance compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Then we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is already smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the 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 team never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean concrete. 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 chewing gum removal service.
To completely remove chewing gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we can safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring GTX Georgetown Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your property, your property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more inviting to visitors.
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