Our Client - Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Client – Blaenau Gwent CouncilTredegar Town Centre
Project – Chewing Gum Remover Using Commercial Cleaning Chemicals, Super Heated Steam Cleaning & High Pressure Jetting

What did the client need?

Blaenau Gwent Council, driven by its commitment to enhancing the cleanliness and aesthetics of its communities, embarked on a significant mission. Securing funding dedicated to addressing the persistent issue of chewing gum remover and staining within their borough’s three primary towns, they sought to breathe new life into public spaces marred by unsightly gum residue. 

These spaces, including bus stops, car parks, and town center pavements, were in dire need of rejuvenation. To accomplish this chewing gum remover task, Blaenau Gwent Council turned to APT, a well-respected name in the field of cleaning and restoration services. This case study unveils the meticulous process employed by APT to eliminate chewing gum stains, emphasizing their commitment to revitalising public areas.

Blaenau Gwent Council received funding aimed at eradicating the pervasive problem of chewing gum remover and staining within their borough’s three primary towns. The issue was most prominent in critical areas such as bus stops, car parks, and the bustling town center pavements. The client’s objective was unwavering: to restore the cleanliness and visual appeal of these public spaces.

How did we approach it?

APT initiated the chewing gum remover project by convening a comprehensive site meeting to strategically devise a plan for chewing gum removal in the following areas:

  1. Tredegar – Bus Shelters by Main Carpark: Focusing on effectively addressing chewing gum remover and staining in and around bus shelters, a recurring issue.

  2. Tredegar – Town Centre Commercial Street: This iconic town center street required meticulous cleaning to eliminate chewing gum stains and rejuvenate its visual allure.

What was the solution?

The solution was a well-planned, systematic approach that integrated specialized equipment and effective cleaning chemicals. The key steps encompassed:

  • Cordoning Off Public Areas: Ensuring an organized and efficient cleaning process, public areas were methodically cordoned off section by section.

  • Utilising a Variety of Cleaning Equipment: APT employed an array of equipment, including jetting equipment, steamers, lances, and scrapers, to expertly remove chewing gum stains.

  • Chemical Cleaning: we collaborated with our sister company, APT Commercial Chemicals, a nationwide provider of commercial cleaning chemicals, to select the most suitable products for this industrial and commercial cleaning task. Although CitraCleanse and Ultramax 2020 were occasionally used, the primary method involved steam cleaning to loosen the gum, followed by thorough scraping.

What was the outcome?

APT’s chewing gum remover efforts yielded remarkable results. The areas underwent meticulous cleaning, and the stubborn chewing gum staining that had marred public spaces was effectively eradicated. Blaenau Gwent Council expressed their utmost satisfaction with the outcome, and even local shop owners took notice and commended the visible transformation. The project’s success was so pronounced that shop owners extended additional cleaning work opportunities to APT, testifying to the significant positive impact of their efforts.

Work with us

For businesses and local councils dedicated to enhancing the visual appeal of their public spaces, APT offers expertise in professional cleaning and restoration. Their meticulous approach and commitment to exceeding cleanliness standards ensure a more attractive and inviting environment for residents and visitors alike. If you’re prepared to revive the charm of your public spaces, reach out to APT today. Let us partner with you on the journey to eliminating eyesores and rejuvenating your community’s surroundings.

In conclusion, the partnership between APT and Blaenau Gwent Council exemplifies the systematic process of removing chewing gum stains, underscoring APT’s dedication to professionalism and cleanliness in the realm of commercial cleaning. This case study showcases APT’s expertise in delivering tangible results that elevate the visual appeal of public spaces.