I recently started up a grounds management company offering a range of services including, All tree maintenance, landscape maintenance, design, and install along with some bush regeneration works, irrigation, fretiliser and herbicide applications and some lawn installs. As you can see we have a lot going on but we manage to do it well and keep a high standard of work. Now that I have introduced my business a bit I have a question. We have been approached by some schools that we manage to also remove the chewing from their pavement and seating as well as possibly cleaning water fountains. Do any of you guys out there have any experience with this sort of work? For those that do are there any methods of machines that you are using that you would recommend. We have found a few steam based units that we will be doing some demo's with in the next week. Is a steam machine the best way to do the job? From what I understand about the units that we will be seeing is that it will basically eject a stream of steam at about 170*C (338*F I believe) this will change the solid gum to a liquid where an injection of a specialised degreaser will break the gum down to it can be cleaned off the surface. Is this correct? At this point in time it is just a possible extension to our services if it does not work out then all I have lost os a bit of time. But Id like something to work out because id dont really want other companies coming in at possibly taking clients just because they offer more services. It has happened before. Thanks for any help you guys can give me.