Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a black smudge on your concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and clientele walking into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet 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 provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in St. Louis MO. Find 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 recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we are sometimes 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 more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum. Next we slide the scraper 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 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 to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use very high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than necessary to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and professional-grade soaps 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 method will also eliminate bacteria and germs that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring STL Pressure Wash Co. for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront more appealing to customers.
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