Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a smudge on your concrete. But usually before then, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will walk on it and track it in all over the carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, 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 Aurora IL. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing gum was left not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we might be able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the entire piece should 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 surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we won’t use high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our chewing gum removal service.
To completely remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing tools and special soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the concrete 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 dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and germs that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Aurora Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your property, your property will have a better appearance and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront much more appealing to customers.
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