Got Gum Stains? 3 Reasons They’re as Bad as Graffiti

Believe it or not, that sticky, pink stuff that turns into black blotches around the common areas of your business has some similarities to graffiti. Here are 3 reasons gum stains can be just as detrimental to your business as graffiti tags:

Got Gum Stains? 3 Reasons They're as Bad as Graffiti

1) They multiply. Just like one graffiti tag can lead to more, so can one unsightly bubble gum blotch on your business walkways, sidewalks, and benches. If you don’t want more of the same, it is important to have gum stains removed quickly and thoroughly.

2) They leave a bad impression. Sticky, ugly gum spots devalue the hard work you have put into creating a positive reputation with your customers. They create a feeling of uncleanliness and detract from the environment and experience you are trying to provide your clients as they enter your shopping center or business. Like graffiti, they are not the type of “mark” you are trying to leave!

3) They’re difficult to remove.  Left to sit, gum can seep into porous surfaces like concrete, stone, and wood and become very difficult to remove. Ever try to scrape off an old gum wad yourself? Then you know how difficult and messy it can be to completely remove it. Add in the hot summer sun and you’re going to need even more elbow grease or possibly risk costly repairs down the road. Good thing you have a friend in the gum removing business with 214 Pressure Washing!

Just like graffiti, gum stains are unwelcome intruders that detract from the aesthetics, cleanliness, and reputation of your shopping center, retail space, or business. Contact us today and we’ll do some spring cleaning on those unsightly gum blotches before the summer arrives. We can even do the cleaning after hours so we don’t disturb your business. We have all the right tools and the expertise to make gum…gone!

Is Gum Buildup Tarnishing Your Business’s Beauty?

When you leased your commercial space, you may have loved all the decorative details. Prioritizing attractiveness is an excellent way to get people to look at your business. So, you may have invested a lot into making sure that you furnished and decorated the storefront beautifully.

Is Gum Buildup Tarnishing Your Business’s Beauty? Get Bubble Gum Removal

Making sure that your entire business is clean is essential to impress customers. But, even though you may not have a difficult time with cleaning most features, you may have complications with gum buildup. Hiring a pressure washing company for bubble gum removal is an ideal solution.


The first place that you will want to pay attention to is the storefront. This means cleaning up the areas around the windows as well as the door that customers use to get inside. Whether people are walking by, admiring the displays, or going inside, you want them to feel as if the space is clean. Aside from checking out your website, this will be a part of a customer’s first impression.

Parking Lot                                                           

Another area where you want to remove all the bubble gum is in the parking lot. You do not want any customers parking their vehicle, stepping outside, and seeing gum next to them on the pavement. Although you cannot keep gum from getting on the ground, you can rely on routine pressure washing service to remove gum before it builds up enough to become a problem.

Dumpster Area

One of the messiest areas of your business is likely by the dumpster. All it takes is a trash bag ripping or a trash truck spilling some trash on the ground for gum to get on the surface. If the gum is fresh and sticky, one of your employees may end up stepping on it while throwing trash away. This can further embed the gum into the surface, but pressure washing will remove it all.

If you want to schedule an appointment for bubble gum removal, contact us any time.