Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it is stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a smudge on concrete. But before that point, visitors and clientele coming into a store or office will walk on the gum and get it in all over your carpets and entryway mats. Then it’s embedded 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 carry it somewhere else.
We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Portland OR. Find information about our service below:
The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface, we might be 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 stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we move the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.
The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.
When we remove gum that is already black, or is already smashed deep down into the concrete, 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, we will not use high pressure because that will sometimes ruin the surface of the concrete!
Our team never uses more pressure than necessary to safely clean concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can require 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 sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without leading to any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power 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 sometimes found in gum.
By hiring PRO Portland Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your property will have a better appearance and all chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also prevent damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront more welcoming to customers.
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