A common problem we come across when helping clients is the removal of adhesives and glues from surfaces where these products have been used for things like applying signage and fixings to walls.
There are a wide range of adhesives available on today’s market, with many specially designed for use on specific substrates which can see them create an incredibly strong bond to the surface.
However, there often comes a time when these fixings are required to be removed, which will often leave behind a rock-hard residue from the adhesive.
For example, one of the most commonly used products on the market is various forms of liquid nails. While this type of product is very useful for gluing 2 different surfaces together, once cured, this product is inert to many chemicals, which can make it seem impossible to remove from surfaces when required.
Silastic is another commonly used type of adhesive that is also inert to most chemicals.
Some of the situations where we come across this problem is on commercial buildings where signage has been removed, or at property where renovations are in progress and old fixings are being removed to reveal the original substrates underneath.
In some cases, this build up and residue can be removed using harsh, abrasive techniques. However, this will often impact heavily on the surface being cleaned, so if the intention is to leave the substrate in its original, bare form, like brick or cement, this process is not suitable.
In our 44+ years’ experience, we have dealt with many tough removal jobs like this and have developed a range of specialist cleaning solutions and treatment processes that our team of Technicians can use to break-down and remove such build up.
If you find yourself facing the task of removing some rock-hard adhesive residue, give our team a call to arrange for a quote and we’ll help you take care of this problem in no time.