December 2nd, 2019

Cleaning Concrete Aprons for Costco Without Chemicals

Wholesale Clean-up for Sheffield Store

Costco Wholesate operates a chain of membership style warehouses, under the “Costco Wholesale” name, bringing their members the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise, at locations throughout the UK.

In November 2019 we were contacted by long-time client Costco to undertake a deep clean and chewing gum removal operation at their Sheffield store. The concrete aprons surrounding the store and the foyer entrance area had become badly affected by discarded chewing gum, dirt, grime and general detritus.

A Street Cleaning Team from the Surface Solve Ltd division of the Go-Gum Group was dispatched to Sheffield, South Yorkshire to undertake the project at short notice. Using our Go-Gum Lanceman DiBO hot water low pressure steam cleaning machine, we deep cleaned all of the concrete aprons surrounding the Costco Warehouse site in Sheffield, as well as tackling the concrete floor in the foyer area. No chemicals were used in the cleaning operations as the Go-Gum Lanceman DiBO is effective in removing dirt, grime, pollution and discarded chewing gum with just hot water steam.

Cleaning Concrete for Costco Sheffield
Cleaning Concrete for Costco Sheffield


Our team were able to both work at short notice, and work between the hours of 8pm and 6am, in order to minimise disruption to the business and their customers. The Surface Solve Ltd Street Cleaning Team employed two operatives and completed the deep clean, meeting Costco’s expectations and our usual high standards, in just one night, to the delight and satisfaction of the client.

Commenting on the Costco job, Go-Gum Group Managing Director Rob Dixon said: “We’ve been working with Costco since 2014 and are happy to accommodate their specific requirements. Be it a graffiti removal job, chewing gum removal work, cleaning concrete, or a general deep cleaning task, we’re happy to work at night to avoid any disruption to their day-to-day business operations.”