A sticky issue: Chewing Gum Removal
Chewing gum may seem like a seemingly harmless sweet, but it can cause some serious harm to the environment if it not disposed of or cleaned up properly – Which is why hiring a professional chewing gum removal service is essential.
Despite being a major eyesore, when discarded and thrown away on to the pavements and open environments, where most people seem to get rid of it, it can have some very detrimental effects on the health of wildlife. On the UK high streets, more than 95% are chewing gum stained which has led to local councils requiring collectively around £60 million a year in removing the speckled gum decoration from the floors, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).
Chewing gum contains a mix of chemicals which act as sweeteners, softeners and flavourings along with bees or paraffin wax. These chemicals are difficult to be digested by living organisms and so can cause problems when eaten by wildlife such as birds. Chewing gum is also non-biodegradable meaning that when it reaches landfill sites, sewage or the ocean, it stays there.
Aside from the potential harm it can do to the wildlife and environment, it is also major aesthetic inconvenience for public places and business facilities. Without professional equipment, over time, chewing gum can collect and almost seem like it’s part of the design around the area and it is incredibly unsightly. Before you know it, there are countless small white rubbery bumps all over the floor and they can seem almost impossible to remove without professional equipment and the expertise to do so.
Professional chewing gum removal service?
When the chewing gum starts to collect on the surfaces in large quantities, a lot of time, effort, expert equipment and certain knowledge to get the job done properly is required. You may think that shop bought remedies are the answer, but it is usually the case that these do not work or are relatively ineffective on a large scale. Hiring a professional chewing gum removal service can get those graffiti ridden surfaces clean, looking brand new in the fastest most cost effective way possible. If chewing gum removal is not done relatively soon, permanent damage to the surfaces of your facility could happen as a result of its neglect.
A professional chewing gum removal service will be able to restore pedestrian precincts, pedestrian foot ways, car parks, retail parks, supermarket areas and any other surface that needs deep cleaning back to its former glory.
Some key chewing gum stats?
- 1.74 Trillion sticks of chewing gum are manufactured each year
- The chewing gum industry is worth £15.6 billion
- 100,000 Tons of chewing gum is consumed each year
- People chew an average of 280 sticks of gum every year
- There are an estimated 20 million chewers in the UK
- Over 935 million packs of chewing gum are sold each year
- It costs 3p per stick to buy and 10p to prise off the streets
- The average cost to clean up gum from a town centre is £20k
What we do? Professional chewing gum removal service
Unique Clean can remove all instances of chewing gum and other sticky unwanted appliances. Many people waste their time and money using chewing gum remover bought from their local shop or supermarket that has little or no effect. We have a specialist chewing gum cleaning team trained to work at all levels, including domestic and commercial properties. We use the latest chewing gum cleaning techniques to safely and effectively remove chewing gum from all surfaces without degrading the host material.