Gum Removal

gum removal in oceanside



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

We are proud to provide gum removal as one of our commercial pressure washing services in Oceanside CA. Find information on our process below:


The best methods of removing gum from concrete depends on the gum’s age and level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we are sometimes able to get it off by covering it with ice until it freezes, then scraping it off with a metal putty knife.

The ice forces the chewing gum to freeze into a more forgiving consistency compared to a warm and stringy mess. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we slide the scraper slowly beneath the gum and the whole piece should then peel right off of the concrete.

The above process is only possible with gum that is brand new.

When we remove chewing gum that is already black, or is smashed deep down into the concrete surface, we use a hot water pressure washer with the heat dialed up to 200 Degrees to melt the chewing gum. For this type of gum removal, we do not use very high pressure because that could harm the surface of the concrete!

Our team never uses more pressure than needed to clean concrete surfaces. These surfaces can be destroyed a lot easier than most people think, especially if they’re only 1-2 years old. Concrete can take 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 chewing gum from sidewalks and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water power washing tools and special soaps and detergents that enable us to clean the concrete without resulting in any damages.

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

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


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