Oil stain removal
Oil stains on your concrete not only look unsightly, but they are potentially a dangerous slip hazard.
Oil stains can be one of the more difficult stains to remove because oil is able to soak into porous surfaces like concrete. The type of oil spill effects the method we use in the removal process. Hydraulic oil, gearbox oil, cooking oil and engine oil that has carbon in it from the combustion process in your engine , will all require different process when it comes to cleaning up the mess.
It is important that oil is removed from the surface of the concrete as soon as possible to prevent it from soaking too far in the porous surface. If you have an oil spill, cover the area with sand, saw dust or even kitty litter as soon as possible to soak up as much of the oil as possible. Our technicians can clean this up too and dispose of it when we arrive.
The oil is first removed from the surface using heated water under pressure and then the entire area is neutralised and deep cleansed.
Your concrete surface must be dry for our process to work more effectively and depending on the age of the oil spill and how deep it has been absorbed into the concrete, there may be a slight stain mark left after the job. Don’t worry though, that normally fades over time because of the sun’s natural UV light.
Applying a sealant to your concrete pathways before a spill, can go a long way to preventing or minimising any future oils stains. Our technicians can discuss this with you on the day.
For more information please just contact us.