Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a black smudge on your concrete. But usually before then, visitors 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’s forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone 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 Fremont CA. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been there and 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 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 substance compared to a gooey and sticky glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. After that we move the scraper very slowly under the gum and the entire piece should peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is already smashed down into the concrete surface, 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, we will not use high pressure because that could ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 professional gum removal service.
To remove gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Fremont Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to clientele.
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