Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, pedestrians and customers coming into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else in your building.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Arlington VA. Find information on our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago 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 it off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. After that we slide the scraper slowly under 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 has turned black, or is smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we won’t use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than necessary to clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure. 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 sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and powerful soaps that allow us to clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure 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 germs that are found in gum.
By hiring Arlington Power Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to customers.
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