12 Dec The Simple Way To Remove Chewing Gum
Chewing gum is a problem. It is not biodegradable – once gum is made, it will remain as gum forever. As litter, it is a nagging environmental problem that most of us see every day. There are those in society who call for a ban on chewing gum, because it frequently gets dropped and sticks to our streets, with no effective way to dispose of it. Cleaning gum off the streets is something that has to be done, and Premier Clean 2000 offer that very service in London and Nationwide.
More Harm than you Might Think
Chewing gum on our streets causes a number of issues. For a start, as it isn’t biodegradable it will remain stuck to a surface for many, many years until it is treated. There have been recorded incidents of birds (particularly juvenile ones) that have died as a result of eating chewing gum. And apart from anything else, the bodily fluids of a sick person can be filled with harmful bacteria, and by spitting chewing gum onto the ground, that bacteria is released into the open, where it can be transmitted to anyone.
There are more than 650,000 metric tons of chewing gum produced globally every single year, and that figure is likely to increase in the years to come. This equates to a staggering 374 trillion chewing gum sticks being produced per year; if these were all piled atop one another, the pile would be 2,305,800 miles in height!
In a Nutshell
So, as you can see, chewing gum really is a problem. It also ruins the general aesthetic of our streets, as countless flattened pieces of chewing gum stuck to the ground cover some of the most carefully-laid pavings and streets. It is an eyesore, a health risk, and a problem that simply won’t go away by itself.
Modern chewing gum removal techniques don’t rely on chemicals that can potentially be harmful to wildlife and people who risk coming into contact with it. Through the application of heat, using steam and hot water, at high pressures chewing gum can be unstuck from concrete surfaces and removed, to be disposed of effectively.
It is important to stay on top of chewing gum build-up in the streets, and Premier Clean 2000 can help tackle the problem in an environmentally-friendly, efficient way with our commercial chewing gum removal service. Then, to keep your surfaces clear, put measures in place to prevent the return of the chewing gum.
If you have an issue with chewing gum on your patio or floors, contact us today for a bespoke quote.