Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a black smudge on your concrete. But usually before that point, pedestrians and clientele walking into a store or office will step on it and track it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is forced 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 in your building.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Naperville IL. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface, 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 consistency compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum. After that we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the entire 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, 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 service, we do not use very high pressure because that could ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the concrete without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we can safely remove chewing gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Naperville Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your property, your property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more welcoming to clientele.
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