Gum Removal

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GUM REMOVAL IN San Bernardino CA

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

We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in San Bernardino CA. Find information on our process 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 chewing gum was left recently and it hasn’t 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 consistency compared to a warm and sticky mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. Next we slide the scraper very slowly under 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 pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees in order to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we don’t use high pressure because that might harm the surface of the concrete!

Our crew never uses more pressure than needed to safely clean commercial concrete surfaces. These types of surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can require up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our professional gum removal professional.


To remove gum from concrete 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 resulting in any damages.

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

By hiring San Bernardino Pressure Washing for regular maintenance cleaning at your property, your commercial property will have a better appearance and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also prevent damage to carpets and other flooring while making your storefront much more welcoming to visitors.