Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on your concrete. But before that point, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will walk on the gum and track it in all over your carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Metairie LA. Find information about our methods below:
The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the chewing 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 it freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.
The ice forces the gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. Then we move the scraper very slowly under the gum and the whole piece should peel right off the concrete.
The above process is only possible with brand new gum.
When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is already smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use high pressure because that will sometimes harm the surface of the concrete!
Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete surfaces. 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. 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 gum from concrete and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water pressure washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents that allow us to effectively clean the surface without causing any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our service will also destroy bacteria and viruses that are found in gum on concrete.
By hiring Metairie Pressure Wash Masters for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your location, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront more welcoming to visitors.
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