Gum Removal

gum removal in lake forest



Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a sticky situation, whether it’s on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually changes into a smudge on your concrete. But usually before then, visitors and customers coming into a store or office will step on it and track it in all over your carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it is forced deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for another person to step in it again, to track it somewhere else.

We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Lake Forest CA. Find information on our service below:


The best methods for removing gum from concrete usually 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 remove it by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a metal putty knife.

The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a gooey and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum residue. Then we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should peel right off the concrete.

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

When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed down into the concrete, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat turned up to 200 Degrees to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal service, we don’t use very high pressure because that will sometimes damage the surface of the concrete!

Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure. 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 concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents 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 safely remove gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our method will also destroy bacteria and viruses that are found in gum.

By hiring Lake Forest Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have a better appearance and your chewing gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while making your storefront much more welcoming to customers.


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