Got an issue with Chewing Gum? Yuck! We can definitely help.
There seems to be little doubt that chewing gum is here to stay and it is a very popular choice of snack for many people. It may even have some benefit for oral hygiene and the likes of Sir Alex Fergusson chewing away in the Manchester United dugout in past years has no doubt increased its popularity.
The problems really start when people take it out of their mouths and drop it on the floor where it is stepped on, treaded in and then starts to mix with all sorts of other grime and dirt, soft drinks, ash and other materials which then leaves a solid unsightly mess that can be close to impossible to remove.
If you are having issues with chewing gum then sometimes prevention is better than cure. Theme parks have stopped the sale of chewing gum in their premises in many instances but clearly that does not prevent people bringing their chewing gum with them.
If prevention does not work (and it often doesn’t!), then sometimes the only answer is to get professional help. Please call us on 0333 7720638 and we’ll be happy to help.
If you can take some photographs or even better, a video and then email them through to [email protected] then that will really help us to evaluate how we can help.
Following a thorough evaluation of the issue at hand which will involve a professional assessment of all elements including potential damage to flooring to assess the best possible method of removal, we’ll provide a detailed quote and timescale so that you know exactly what needs to be done and how long it will take.
Our team are trained in the safe and effective removal of chewing gum from multiple surfaces. The biggest areas of concern are usually communal areas such as walkways and courtyards where people congregate or walk through regularly. These high traffic areas are the shop window to your premises and having unsightly blobs of chewing gum lying around creates completely the wrong impression.
We use multiple methods to remove chewing gum but commonly, our team use specialist high or lower powered steam jetting machinery, systems and techniques to make your premises sparkling clean again. This method of cleaning has the added advantage of not using harsh or potentially dangerous chemicals so there is no danger of cross contamination or spillages.
Chewing gum reacts in different ways with different surfaces. It’s important to consider the potential effect of the removal process on the flooring material especially if it is porous or material based such as carpet.
Chewing gum is a soft, cohesive substance designed in order to be chewed without being swallowed. Modern chewing gum is composed of gum base, sweeteners, softeners/plasticizers, flavours, colours, and, typically, a hard or powdered polyol coating. Its texture is reminiscent of rubber because of the physical-chemical properties of its polymer, plasticizer, and resin components, which contribute to its elastic-plastic, sticky, chewy characteristics. Please go to Wikipedia for more information.