How to Remove Gum from Carpets and Concrete

How to Remove Gum from Carpets and Concrete


Chewing gum is great for when you want to freshen up your breath in a pinch. But when it gets discarded in places other than the trash, like on carpet and concrete, it can be a problem. Once the gum hardens onto those surfaces, it may feel like you’ll never be able to remove it. It’s a nuisance for store owners and gas station clean-up crews in particular; hardened spots of gum around your products, gas pumps, or in your parking lot can deter your customers.

If you’re wondering how to remove gum from carpet and other surfaces, at CAF we’ve created a solution for this problem: RADO+™ Gum Remover. Removing pesky bits of gum will brighten up your site and attract more customers. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to apply our solution and remove the gum.

Materials You’ll Need

To safely remove gum from carpets and concrete, as well as plastic laminate, tile, and wood surfaces follow the instructions below. Use only as directed. Warning: Contents of RADO+ are flammable, contents under pressure. 

How to Remove Gum

1. To ensure safety for you and those around you, read all the instructions for using RADO+ prior to starting the process.

2. Shake the RADO+ can well before use. Attach the included straw nozzle into the can.

3. Point the straw nozzle about 1 to 2 inches away from the gum. Press lightly to spray directly onto the gum for 2 to 5 seconds. This will freeze the gum instantly.

4. Once the gum has turned white with frost - immediately scrape off or chip away at the frozen gum with your RADO+ gum scraper until completely removed.

If there are tougher spots of hardened gum that you can’t remove with one application of RADO+, repeat the process until you can remove them. Pro tip: The sooner you remove the gum the better. Gum that has been on the ground for days, months or even years is more difficult to remove due to oxidation and continually being pressed against the ground. If possible, remove stuck-on gum as soon as you see it.

Removing gum from carpets it just as easy. Just use RADO+ to freeze the offending sticky stuff and pull the gum straight up off of the carpet. Do not smear, spread or squish the gum. If the gum still seems soft, try freezing it for a few more seconds to completely harden it. The harder the gum, the easier it will be to pry off of the carpet fibers. In some cases, freezing the gum may cause it to crack and pull up in multiple pieces. 

Keep Your Property Clean (and Gum-Free)

Chewing gum, spills, and general damage from foot and car traffic can impact the appearance of any retail or industrial space. When it comes to removing gum, RADO+ is definitely something you want in your supply closet. It doesn’t leave any residue or stains on the surfaces it treats and is easy to use. If your cleaning troubles go beyond gum in places it shouldn’t be, or if you’re looking for more ways to polish and refresh the surfaces at your store, browse the rest of CAF’s industrial cleaning products online.


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