Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that happens, pedestrians and clients coming into a store or office will step on it and get it in all over your carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Baytown TX. Find information on our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete 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 remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that 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 gum that has turned 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, we won’t use high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 professional chewing gum removal professional.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we can safely remove chewing gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our method will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum.
By hiring Xtreme Baytown Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront much more appealing to visitors.
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