Gum Removal

gum removal in berkeley



Need Gum Gone? Chewing gum removal can be a very sticky business, whether it is on your concrete, parking lot or on the side of a building, gum eventually turns into a dark smudge on concrete. But usually before that happens, visitors and customers walking into a store or office will step on the chewing gum and track it in all over the carpets and mats. Then it’s forced deep into the carpet fibers 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 Berkeley CA. Find information about our process below:


The best methods for removing chewing 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, we might be able to get it off by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.

The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a gooey and stringy mess. Once the chewing gum is frozen, we slide a metal putty knife or scraper directly under the gum. Then we move the scraper very slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off the concrete.

The above method is only possible with brand new gum.

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 won’t use high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!

Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most 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 chewing gum removal service.


To remove gum from sidewalks and other surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing equipment and professional-grade soaps that enable us to effectively clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.

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

By hiring Berkeley Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your location, your property will have better curb appeal and all chewing gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront much more appealing to visitors.


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