Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky business, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that happens, visitors and clients coming into a business will step on the chewing gum and track it in all over the carpets and entryway mats. Then it’s embedded 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 in your building.
We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Reno NV. Find information on our process below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, 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 consistency compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. After that we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.
The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.
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 dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use very high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses any more pressure than necessary to clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of 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 professional chewing gum removal service.
To completely remove chewing gum from concrete and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing equipment and powerful soaps that allow us to clean the surface without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we can safely remove chewing gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Reno Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront much more inviting to clientele.
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