Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a smudge on concrete. But usually before then, visitors and customers walking into a store or office will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete or asphalt, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else.
We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in McKinney TX. Find information on our methods below:
The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually 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 yet, we are sometimes able to remove it 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 substance compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of 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 deep 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, we don’t use very high pressure because that could damage the surface of the concrete!
Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a few 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 gum removal service.
To remove gum from parking lots and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and special soaps and detergents that enable us to effectively clean the surface without resulting in any damages.
Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure, we are able to safely remove gum and surface dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and viruses that sometimes found in gum on concrete.
By hiring MXG McKinney Pressure Washing for routine maintenance cleaning at your location, your property will have a better appearance and your gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more appealing to visitors.
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