Gum Removal

gum removal in union city



Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually changes into a black smudge on concrete. But before that happens, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will walk on it and get it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person 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 Union City CA. Find information on our service below:


The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it hasn’t penetrated the surface yet, we might be able to get it off 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 workable consistency compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper under the gum. Next we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.

The above method is only possible with gum that is brand new.

When we remove chewing gum that has turned black, or is already smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we will not use high pressure because that could ruin the surface of the concrete!

Our crew never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most 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 gum removal professional.


To completely remove gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and powerful soaps that allow us to effectively clean the surface without leading to any damages.

Using special 200 degree hot water power washers and low pressure equipment, we are able to safely remove gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and germs that sometimes found in gum.

By hiring Union City Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your property, your property will have better curb appeal and your gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront more inviting to clientele.


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