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Carelessly discarded chewing gum can easily become trodden into pavements, carpets and entrance mats. This quickly makes the area look unsightly, dirty and generally leads to a degrading of the surrounding area.
The unattractive stains which are left dotted around can also have a negative effect on people’s perception of businesses that leave it untreated within their premises. Chewing gum is a very difficult type of litter to remove. Its sticky nature means conventional cleaning methods struggle to remove it from all types of surfaces.
In public places it is also a criminal offence to drop chewing gum with the offender being liable to be fined under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act.
The quick removal of chewing gum stains helps to ensure the area remains clean and tidy helping to discourage future attacks of graffiti or littering of chewing gum occurring. Our chewing gum removal solution does just that and ensures that your premises are free of chewing gum using effective chewing gum removal equipment.
The total value of the entire chewing gum industry is estimated to be about $19 billion.
In the UK, 96% of local authorities have a problem with chewing gum and of these, 41% rate it as being a ‘major problem’.
Chewing gum takes up to 5 years to biodegrade.
Citizens who would not drop litter, will drop chewing gum. By educating people on the consequences of chewing gum damage, you could see a decline in occurrence.
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene’s innovative chewing gum removal equipment and procedures provide a fast, efficient and environmentally-friendly way of removing unsightly chewing gum from tarmac, bricks, concrete, tiled floors, carpets and upholstery leaving them completely free of unappealing chewing gum stains.
Rentokil’s fast and efficient chewing gum removal process offers minimal disruption to the business and surrounding area whilst the removal of these unattractive chewing gum blemishes takes place.
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Rentokil Specialist Hygiene operate from 41 local branches covering the length of the UK. We are able to deliver national coverage, paired with extensive resources of the Rentokil Initial group.