Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But usually before then, visitors and clientele walking into a store or office will step on it and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Knoxville TN. Find more information about our service below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck 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 are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable substance compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Next 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 chewing gum that has turned black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete surface, 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 won’t use high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 chewing gum removal professional.
To remove gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing equipment and special 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, we can safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Knoxville Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront more appealing to customers.
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