Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a smudge on your concrete. But before that point, visitors and customers walking into a store or office will step on the gum and track it in all over your carpets and 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 happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Appleton WI. Find more information about our methods below:
The best methods of 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 the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a gooey and stringy glob. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum. Then we move the scraper slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off 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 surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we do not use high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can take 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 gum removal service.
To completely remove gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and professional-grade soaps that enable us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Appleton Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, 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 much more welcoming to visitors.
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