Chewing Gum Removal

Chewing gum stains are almost unavoidable in the modern day – it’s a pretty sticky issue! They’re a pain to see and they’re an even bigger pain to remove! Having chewing gum stains dotted around facilities and premises can have a very negative effect on the aesthetic value of a business; it’s an immediate and obvious image of unprofessionalism.

Chewing gum stains are very difficult to remove and as such require specialist services to get rid of them in a fast, effective and environmentally friendly manner. Our specialist chewing gum removal team use professional chewing gum cleaning experience and purpose-specific chewing gum removal equipment to clean the slate and have your flooring looking brand new.

Another benefit of keeping on top of your chewing gum removal routine is that maintaining a clean and tidy premises discourages any further chewing gum littering or associated graffiti issues; people tend to add fuel to the fire when it comes to graffiti and littering – so keep your area well maintained and its less likely to get fouled upon.

Our chewing gum removal equipment removes stains in 6 seconds with no residue and is effective on many different types of surfaces:

  • Tarmac
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Tiled floors
  • Stone
  • Marble
  • Carpets and upholstery

Key stats related to issues with chewing gum stains:

  • Councils claim it costs 3p to produce a piece of gum and 10p to clean it off the streets.
  • In the UK, 96% of local authorities have a problem with chewing gum and of these, 41% rate it as being a ‘major problem’.
  • Chewing gum takes up to 5 years to biodegrade.
  • Each piece of gum costs 10p to remove from our streets, or more than the gum costs in the first place.
  • 95% of our country’s streets stained with gum.
  • According to the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, councils in England spent £8.5m in 2005 cleaning up gum