Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky situation, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on your concrete. But usually before that happens, pedestrians and clients walking into a business will walk on the gum and get it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it’s forced 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 track it somewhere else.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Fontana CA. Find more information on our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to get it off by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum. Next we slide the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
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 in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we will not use very high pressure because that could ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than 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 gum removal professional.
To remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and professional-grade soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we safely remove gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum.
By hiring Fontana Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal issues will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more welcoming to customers.
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