Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on your concrete. But before that happens, pedestrians and clientele coming into a store or office will walk on the chewing gum and track it in all over your carpets and entryway mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, 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 Boston MA. Find information on our service below:
The best methods for removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on the gum’s age and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to get it off 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 warm and stringy mess. Once the gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we won’t use high pressure because that will sometimes harm the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 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 gum removal professional.
To remove gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps and detergents that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and germs that can be found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Boston Pressure Wash Plus for regular maintenance cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront much more welcoming to visitors.
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