It’s estimated that the global population spend some 187 billion hours every year chewing the 374 billion sticks of chewing gum that are manufactured annually. Some chew it for stress relief, some chew it to focus the mind, but annoyingly there are far too many people that don’t dispose of it hygienically.
City streets and public service vehicles are constantly blighted by discarded gum, which frequently causes unsightly stains to pavements, floors and upholstery, not to mention ruining people’s shoes and clothes. The cost of cleaning up after this menace of mastication runs into the millions every year. But help is at hand.
As transport operators seek to regain ridership numbers post pandemic, the last thing they need is for passengers to suffer a close encounter with someone else’s chewed gum.
“Chewing gum is a particularly nasty contaminant to contend with for passengers and cleaning professionals,” says Paul Rowlands, Head of National Sales at AutoGlym Connect, continuing:
“It can be stubborn to remove if not treated correctly and - at a time when hygiene has never been more important to the traveling the public - it can be incredibly detrimental to passenger experience and their perception of an operator’s brand.”
Gum disposed of and trodden into floors is an all too common problem on public transport and naturally not one which can readily be addressed during service. Fortunately, AutoGlym Connect has the ideal solution to deal with this in the form of Autoglym Tar & Adhesive Remover.
“Our Autoglym Tar & Adhesive Remover was originally developed for exterior use,” explains Paul, continuing: “It is an incredibly effective product for removing challenging stains born from tacky contaminants outside of vehicles like tar and grease. But it has also shown to perform exceptionally well on the resilient floors preferred for transport interiors – like those supplied by Altro.
“It’s fast acting so when applied directly to trodden-in chewing gum it quickly breaks down the bond between the gum and the floor enabling it to be scraped away easily without leaving any discolouration or stains.”
Available in 5 litre and 25 litre options, Autoglym Tar & Adhesive Remover is approved for use in both bus and rail environments. So the next time you’re faced with a sticky situation with discarded gum, just remember that AutoGlym Connect literally has the perfect solution to chews.
Contact Autoglym Connect for help and support on keeping your bus and train vehicles clean, hygienic and looking great.