Gum Removal

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Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal is a very sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and clientele walking into a business will step on it and track it in all over the carpets, rugs and entryway mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to carry it somewhere else in your building.

We are proud to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Vista CA. Find more information about our methods below:


The best methods for removing gum from concrete 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 has not penetrated the surface, we are sometimes able to get it off by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping it off with a putty knife.

The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper right under the gum. Then we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the entire piece should peel right off of the concrete.

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

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


To remove chewing gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing equipment and powerful soaps and detergents that allow us to clean the concrete without leading to any damages.

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

By hiring Vista Pressure Washing for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, 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 flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to clientele.


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