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On removing animal fats from concrete

From JPCL, December 2010

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Comment from Thomas Uhlich, (2/3/2011, 3:19 AM)

Bio-remediation of the hydrocarbons in concrete is a safe and natural, effective way to remove animal fats and petroleum products for deep within the concrete structure. Naturally occurring microbes in the cleaner /degreaser penetrate deep into the concrete and actually consume the hydrocarbon without the use of harsh and dangerous, polluting cleaners. Instructing customers on the use of these all natural products prior to installing a floor system will expose and educate the whole organization to this little known and often misunderstood technology. Many will continue using the cleaner/degreasers and/or the all natural absorbents for hard surfaces, or land and sea applications, after the floor is installed. One bag of the bio-absorbent will take the place of up to twenty bags of conventional calcined clay (kitty litter). The continued us of the bio cleaner /degreaser will help bio-remediate the plants waste stream (pipes and drains, oil water separators, grease traps, septic field, etc) by consuming the build-up of fats, grease, petro based products or any hydrocarbon in the system. It’s a win/win for you and your customer. Tom Uhlich, Industrial Flooring & Supply, Inc


Comment from Kevin Ormsby, (2/8/2011, 12:30 PM)

Great article! I have used these products. For small DIY jobs, I have had tremendous success using Dawn liquid dish soap - for food grease only. Let it sit on the grease for at least 10 minutes using straight or diluted with water. Vacuum up the suds with a wet-dry vac and mop clean. Repeat this step if necessary, and the food grease will be gone for good. I have also used pure distilled white vinegar to etch concrete, leaving it on the driveway or sidewalk overnight. If you are not in a hurry, vinegar will continue to work for you about 24 hours and is an easy, inexpensive cleaner for exterior concrete. Rinse or power wash the concrete after the vinegar has done its job.


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