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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Getting Rid Of Gum

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Exteriors, Question Of The Week

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Published on August 13, 2012 with 1 Comment

This Question of the Week comes from the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) group on Linkedin.


We are now paying close attention to details on curb appeal and this is on our list to tackle. One of the bigger problems is gum removal, especially in cases when the gum has been there for years. We’re looking for safe ways to handle it.

We have thought about using a heavy duty pressure washer, but that didn’t remove it. We found some sort of acid that should dissolve the gum, but we are worried that mercuric acid would damage the concrete. We would love a good solution to this never ending problem.

Jason Sklar
Commercial Property Manager
MetroPlains Management
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at schwartz@groupc.com.

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