Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a black smudge on concrete. But usually before that point, pedestrians and clientele walking into a store or office will walk on it and track it in all over your carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet 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 provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Dayton OH. Find information on our process below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should 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 smashed deep 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 don’t use high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can need 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 gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and professional-grade soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Dayton Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more appealing to visitors.
Copyright ©2023  DAYTON PRESSURE WASHING