Gum Removal

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Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky situation, whether it’s stuck on your concrete, parking lot or the side of a building, chewing gum eventually transforms into a black smudge on your concrete. But before that point, visitors and clientele walking into a business will walk on the chewing gum and get it in all over your carpets, rugs and mats. Then it’s embedded deep into the carpet fibers and into the porous surface of concrete, just waiting for someone to step in it again, to track it somewhere else in your building.

We are happy to offer gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Oakland CA. Find more information on our process below:


The best methods of removing chewing gum from concrete usually depends on how long the gum has been there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left recently and it has not penetrated the surface yet, 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 chewing 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 directly under the gum residue. Then we slide the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.

The above process is only possible with brand new gum.

When we remove gum that is already black, or is smashed down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water power washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the gum. For this type of gum removal, we won’t use very high pressure because that might ruin the surface of the concrete!

Our pressure washers never uses any more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be damaged much easier than people think, especially if they’re only a couple of years old. Concrete can require 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 service.


To remove chewing gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and professional-grade soaps that allow us to effectively clean the concrete without causing any damages.

Using special 200 degree hot water pressure washers and low pressure, we can safely remove chewing gum and dirt while protecting the surface. Our process will also destroy bacteria and germs that are found in gum on concrete.

By hiring Oakland Pressure Washing for regular maintenance commercial cleaning at your building, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal issues will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and flooring while making your storefront much more welcoming to customers.


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