Our Client - Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Client – Blaenau Gwent Council, Abertillery Town
Project – Gum Removal using Chemical Products & alternatives to ‘doff’ cleaning – Super-Heated Steam Cleaning & Jet Washing

What did the client need?

Nestled in the heart of Blaenau Gwent, the council is committed to preserving the charm of its towns. They faced a common urban nuisance – unsightly gum stains marred the beauty of public spaces. These sticky remnants littered not only pavements but also bus stops and car parks, tarnishing the appeal of these vital areas. After two successful gum removal projects, Blaenau Gwent Council returned to APT with a new challenge – Abertillery. This case study delves into APT’s strategic approach to gum removal, highlighting their commitment to rejuvenating public spaces in a unique location.

Armed with a vision for cleaner, more attractive towns, Blaenau Gwent Council secured a project aimed at eradicating gum staining within their borough’s key towns. The issue predominantly plagued bus stops, car parks, and town center pavements. The council’s objective was crystal clear – to restore the cleanliness and visual allure of these cherished public spaces.

How did we approach it?

Following two successful gum removal projects in Brynmawr and Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent Council entrusted APT with a new mission – Abertillery. APT welcomed the opportunity to extend their gum removal expertise to this locale. A comprehensive site meeting was promptly convened to plan the gum removal efforts in Abertillery’s designated areas:

  1. Abertillery – Marketplace Pavements: Addressing gum staining issues that had blighted the marketplace pavements, negatively impacting their appearance.

  2. Abertillery – Bus Shelters on Commercial Road: Concentrating on effective gum removal in and around bus shelters, a problem area that demanded attention.

What was the solution?

The solution lay in a well-coordinated, systematic approach that leveraged specialized equipment and effective cleaning agents. The essential steps included:

  • Segmented Area Cleanup: Ensuring an organized and efficient gum removal process by cordoning off public areas, which were methodically cleaned section by section.

  • Utilization of Varied Cleaning Equipment: APT’s expert team deployed an array of specialized equipment, including pressure washers, steamers, and mechanical gum removers. These tools proved highly effective in eliminating stubborn gum stains.

  • Chemical Expertise: Collaborating with our sister company, APT Commercial Chemicals a trusted nationwide supplier of commercial cleaning chemicals, APT expertly selected suitable products. While CitraCleanse and Ultramax 2020 were occasionally employed, the primary approach involved steam cleaning to soften and dislodge gum deposits, followed by meticulous removal.

What was the outcome?

The results of APT’s gum removal endeavors were truly transformative. The targeted areas underwent a thorough cleaning, and the persistent gum staining that had detracted from the beauty of public spaces was effectively eliminated. Blaenau Gwent Council was delighted with the outcomes, and the local community echoed their appreciation, noting the remarkable positive change. This success story also led to additional opportunities, with neighboring communities expressing interest in similar gum removal projects, underscoring the visible impact of APT’s efforts.

Work with us

For businesses and local councils committed to revitalizing public spaces and enhancing their visual appeal, APT offers specialized expertise in professional gum removal. Their methodical approach, coupled with a dedication to exceeding cleanliness standards, guarantees a more inviting and aesthetically pleasing environment for residents and visitors alike. If you’re eager to restore the charm of your public spaces, reach out to APT today. Let them collaborate with you to eliminate eyesores and rejuvenate your community’s surroundings.

In summary, the partnership between APT and Blaenau Gwent Council exemplifies the systematic approach to gum removal, highlighting APT’s commitment 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 in a distinctive location.