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post #1 of Old 01-02-2014, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Oil-stains

What do you use for oil, or grease, like dumpster-pads ?

Is heated water a must ?
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post #2 of Old 01-02-2014, 10:26 AM
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I would say heated water is a must when trying to clean up oil and grease. You can use some degreasers/detergents while pressure washing, but you are usually going to have much better results with hot water than cold water.

Kind of like trying to wash greasy, dirty dishes in ice cold water versus steaming hot water. Hot water takes way less time and yields much better results...
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The first thing that you should do in removing the oil stain is to clean up the spill. This is because the longer you let the oil spill set on the carpet it can spread further and affect other parts of your carpet.
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post #4 of Old 02-26-2014, 10:48 PM
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How to remove oil stains

Some people have used Coke Cola. Ya, I know that sounds wrong, but it does work in some rare cases.

The thing you need if the oil is impregnated is heat and lots of it.

We have removed the stain complete and in some cases have not removed it, but made it so much better, that there is a faint remembrance of the dark oil stain. For this reason, hot summer days are always the best time to remove them.

Also, if doing a drive way, one must be aware of their local discharge laws. Some states may consider the street/ gutter as US water ways.

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But can you give me the brief details from where you want to remove oil-stains..Because oil generation detergents are different for different places or materials,then we can suggest the detergents or any natural methods..

But if you are asking normally that hot water is must for cleaning oil stains,so , yes absolutely right, heated water can remove most of oil but left the oil brightness but if you use some detergent, then it removes completely.
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thanks for the information
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Petrol can help in it.
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good information as i always have a hard time with cleanign oil !!!!
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Caustic cleaners work wonders on oil and heat really should be used to emulsify the oil but caustic has its dangers so I would recommend something safer like EBC

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I asked this on another thread, but no one answered me. I am trying again , because my landlord had pressure washing company clean the two buildings and sidewalks. The guy used a strong chlorine bleach in his spray and it has almost killed the beautiful garden I had planted in front of my building. I asked the guy if he used bleach and he told me he would "go light on it" around my plants. He did not. He lied to me. When I got home, and touched one of my plants, my hand stunk of bleach. I rinsed everything - several times, but many plants are losing leaves and dying. I want to know: Do most of you routinely use chlorine bleach when you clean sidewalks and buildings? Is this a standard practice???? Or did this guy take a short cut?

Please, someone, give me an answer on this. We pros have to stick together!
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I have found that Z-Greaser works to remove the surface oils and some that has penetrated the concrete, but there is still a little shadowing left behind. The shadowing usually fades away within a few weeks, unless the leaky garbage truck comes back.
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Caustic cleaners work wonders on oil and heat really should be used to emulsify the oil but caustic has its dangers so I would recommend something safer like EBC
I did as you said and it's working. Thank for your infomation...
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I am new to this forum and only in the research stage for starting a pressure washing business. From all that I have studied it does seem that bleach mixed with a surfactant is a very common cleaning solution. However everything I read and see on YouTube indicates that if it is rinsed off well it should not kill plants.
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