Chewing Gum Removal
Gum has been in use for more than 5000 years. The Aztecs, Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and even Santa Anna were known to chew the thick sap like substance that came from certain types of trees. Thomas Adams, however, was the inventor credited with first mass- producing gum from the Manilkara Chicle tree. He starting producing it for worldwide distribution after he first tried and failed at using the Chicle gum to make rubber to use in making rubber tires.
For as long as gum has been being chewed, businesses have been finding wads of it stuck to surfaces all over their buildings and patrons have been stepping on it and getting it stuck to their shoes. Chewing gum is sticky when it’s fresh but it gets very hard and leaves unsightly stains on concrete, brick, and many other surfaces. Gum has been widely considered a public nuisance. Singapore has been battling public vandalism and the one most known and controversial has been a ban on chewing gum, including all sales and chewing for more than 20 years because of the unsightly mess that it causes. Once it has been stepped on, it attracts dirt, and then gets stepped on again and so on until it creates very unattractive black spots on sidewalks, parking lots, and drive-thru pads.
Chewing Gum Removal
The following types of commercial buildings will benefit highly from chewing gum removal services:
- Shopping Centers/strip malls
- Offices/office buildings
- Gas & service stations
- Department stores
- Apartment buildings
- Senior Centers
- City/Government office buildings
Areas that are concentrated on for chewing gum removal:
- Entrance areas
- Sidewalks & walkways
- Drive-thru lanes/ATM’s
- Dumpster pads
- Trash compactor pads
- Parking lots
Many home remedies have been employed over hundreds of years with very little effectiveness. Things such as using ice to “freeze” it off, scrub brushes, harsh chemicals and good old elbow grease. The problem is that these methods are tedious and don’t get the results that are necessary. Some of these techniques can be dangerous and can cause unnecessary damage when employed by inexperienced personnel. Businesses don’t have trained staff to handle chewing gum removal and therefore don’t have what they need to keep their businesses looking clean and professional.
FS Facility Services employs fully trained, insured, professional technicians to handle even the most difficult chewing gum removal. FS Facility Services also has many different routine maintenance programs for all types of businesses. There is no easier way for business professionals to go. FS Facility Services will come to your business to give you a fast, professional estimate and has crews that will show up on a regular basis to ensure that your building entrance areas, sidewalks, drive-thru lanes, parking lots, and all solid public areas look their very best all of the time. If you don’t want to have to hassle any longer with companies’ that don’t show up or that don’t do a quality job, it’s time to call FS Facility Services about chewing gum removal services and stop worrying about it so that you can focus on your business, not the buildings.