Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, 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 coming into a store or office will step on it 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, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.
We are happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Atlanta GA. Find information about our process below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and the 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 the gum off with a putty knife.
The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Next we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove 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 turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use high pressure because that could ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean concrete. These 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 gum removal professional.
To remove gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we can safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring ATL Pressure Wash Co. for routine maintenance cleaning at your location, your property will have better curb appeal and all chewing gum removal issues will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more inviting to clientele.
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