Gum Removal in Land Terminals

Dec 5 20:37 2005 J Oneal Print This Article

The truth about chewing gum pollution. Uncover cost effective methods that will help your conquer the chewing gum pollution plague and fast. Whether you have chewing gum in your home or are a commercial cleaning contractor looking for a cost effective solution to an age old cleaning problem

One of One of the most disgusting things is sitting down in a train or bus terminal to wait for your conveyance in comfort,Guest Posting only to discover that you have sat right on top of a wad of gum. This very problem, as well as other similar problems, is what makes gum removal in land terminals so important. Not only is it messy and unsightly to see wads of gum stuck to walls and encountered under seats, but it can also be the cause of public health issues. Gum removal in land terminals is important not only for the aesthetic value of an area, but also for the health implications.

Chewing gum is everywhere. Even in the very land terminals that experience chewing gum pollution, chewing gum machines dispense gum almost constantly. This means that there is a ready supply of the gum. And when it becomes stale, it is discarded by the chewer. And while there are receptacles ready to take care of the nuisance, many people thoughtlessly stick their chewing gum to a wall or under a seat. Gum removal in land terminals can help reduce the nuisance, and it helps make the terminals less of breeding grounds for germs.

How gum removal in land terminals impact public health

Every wad of chewing gum has the germs, located in the saliva, of whoever chewed it. Therefore, where chewing gum soiling is present there are also plenty of germs crawling around on the surface of the gum. Not only that, but the sticky nature of chewing gum allows it to trap dirt and other small particles from the air, meaning that it makes such areas even dirtier. And germs and dirt lead to disease. Gum removal in land terminals is a matter of public health, even when those terminals are privately owned.

The problem with gum removal in land terminals is the amount of gum present. This means that many cleaning supplies are needed for proper gum removal. Commercial cleaners can be rather expensive, as can some other commercial remedies, such as aerosol freezing solutions. And using an ice cube really is not all that practical. Plus, a great deal of work is still involved in scraping the gum free from its anchorage.

In order to make the removal of gum go much more smoothly, one needs something that goes beyond traditional chewing gum removers. And that is what a special solution called Gum-Out does. Gum-Out, which has been on the market for 20 years, is a major contribution to cleaning technology.  Gum-Out release agent is applied by a special plastic injector and breaks the bond between the gum and the surface to which it is stuck. Its unique technique removes gum with relative ease, and is fairly inexpensive. It is available at, and it can make the task of gum removal in terminals much easier. Each bottle of Gum-Out if used as directed will remove up to 125 lumps of chewing gum. 

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James ONeal has been writing for over 15 years on a vast range of topics. During the last 5 years he has specialised in writing for the cleaning and maintenance industries.

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