Gum Removal

gum removal in santa monica



Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually transforms into a dark smudge on concrete. But before that happens, pedestrians and customers walking into a store or office will step on the gum and get it in all over the carpets 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 Santa Monica 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 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 it off with a metal putty knife.

The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a workable consistency compared to a warm and stringy glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Next we slide the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should 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 smashed deep down into the concrete, 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 service, we won’t use very high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!

Our pressure washers never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean commercial concrete. These surfaces can be destroyed much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can take up to 100 years to cure completely. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our gum removal professional.


To remove gum from parking lots and other surfaces we use custom designed hot water power washing equipment and special soaps and detergents that allow us to 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 chewing gum and surface dirt all while protecting the surface. Our process will also eliminate bacteria and germs that can be found in gum on concrete.

By hiring Santa Monica Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and your chewing gum removal problems will be over! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and flooring while also making your storefront much more welcoming to clientele.


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