Gum Removal

gum removal in madison


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

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


The best methods for removing gum from concrete depends on how long the gum has been stuck there and the level of penetration into the concrete surface. If the gum was left not long ago and it has not penetrated the surface yet, we might be able to get it off by covering it with ice until the gum freezes, then scraping the gum off with a putty knife.

The ice forces the gum to freeze into a more forgiving substance compared to a warm and sticky glob. Once that happens, we slide a putty knife or scraper under the gum residue. After that we slide the scraper very slowly under the gum and the entire piece should then peel right off of the concrete.

The above process is only possible with brand new gum.

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

Our team never uses any more pressure than needed to clean commercial concrete. These types of surfaces can be destroyed much easier than most people think, especially if they’re only a few years old. Concrete can need up to 100 years to cure. That is why we always use hot water and the least amount of pressure possible for our gum removal service.


To completely remove gum from concrete and other commercial surfaces we use specially designed hot water pressure washing tools and powerful soaps that enable us to effectively clean the surface without causing any damages.

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

By hiring InstaWashLLC of Madison for routine maintenance commercial cleaning at your store or office, your commercial property will have better curb appeal and all gum removal problems will be dealt with! You will also ensure less damage to carpets and interior flooring while also making your storefront more welcoming to customers.