Specialist cleaning supplies in Palmerston Nth have aerosol cans to freeze it..could work?A school that i clean the carpets for has asked for advice on how to remove gum from concrete.The maintenance staff they have will do it they just want suggestions,any ideas please?
Blast it away with power wash... . Unfortunately, with 4 seasons grip on the matter, solution is not always simple. When artificial colors are transferred to a somewhat porous concrete , most of times you're left with stains. Since we're talking about 10K sqf establishment surrounded by hundreds of feet of sidewalks, this is not on easy task. Depending on temperature, you may use different methods. Freeze products may be your way to go, Matrix Glacier for example. Main concern is after mark. If someone has solution for that, it would be awesome . Do you know, what type of concrete are you dealing with? Removing gum from sealed concrete shouldn't be too bad. Let us know what method worked best for you, if you going to proceed.A school that i clean the carpets for has asked for advice on how to remove gum from concrete.The maintenance staff they have will do it they just want suggestions,any ideas please?
To give them advice is honorable, but wouldn't be nice if you can do the job? Even if you don't own power wash equipment, there are lot of different ways how to take care of it by using less invasive process and still make it work. If the surface is fairly flat, you can get it off with a citrus gel, pog or any similar products. All you need is a narrow, strong scraper. Apply, let it dwell, remove, repeat. And make some money along the way....Thanks for suggestions.Looks like power washing is the go.It is an old school so theres a mix of concrete surfaces.Dont think their too worried about colored stains left behind just want the gum removed,theres tons of it.Am going upto the school today(my son goes there) and will suggest they powerwash.They are doing this with their own staff,thanks for replies
Yeah , I forgot, it's school. They should start a new policy, no chewing gums on school property. But it can end up as policy about hands free devices in the cars.Luky i get alot of carpet cleaning work from them.There are literally 1000s of pieces of gum on all sorts of concrete,smooth ,rough,textured.They have 3 guys in the caretaker roles who will be doing this.Its a massive job and they just need ideas on how to go about it