Gum Removal

gum removal in cleveland



Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky situation, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a black smudge on your concrete. But before that point, visitors and clientele walking into a store or office will walk on the gum and track it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it is embedded deep into the carpet fibers 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 happy to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Cleveland OH. Find information on our methods below:


The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete usually 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 yet, we are sometimes able to remove it by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.

The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum residue. After that we move the scraper slowly under 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 down into the concrete, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use very high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!

Our team never uses any more pressure than necessary to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be damaged a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure completely. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our chewing gum removal professional.


To completely remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing tools and powerful soaps that enable us to clean the surface without causing any damages.

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

By hiring Cleveland Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and other flooring while also making your storefront more inviting to clientele.


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