Microbial cleaning is a much more effective way to achieve deep cleaning and remove oil from concrete floors. Black Magic uses living organisms (microbes) to eat and consume oil rather than disperse it. Enzymes released by the microbe break the oil contaminant down into digestible pieces.
The oil is then consumed as food by the microbe. These microbes migrate into the pores of the concrete to totally digest oils, converting them to carbon dioxide and water, eliminating adhesion problems for floor coatings.
Black Magic will remove a number of contaminants, including, Motor oil, Cutting oil, Hydraulic oil, Gasoline, Diesel and heating fuels. Black Magic is so safe as it is rated as a Food Grade product for food-based Oils, Fats (animal and vegetable), Grease, Solvents, Alcohols and sugars. It’s rated safe by the Halaal board.
Using microbes to remove oil from concrete will leave no residue and the floor can be coated as soon as the floor is dry enough for the coating or floor covering.
Key steps for using Black Magic to remove Oil from Concrete:
Step 1. Wet the floor and apply the microbes. Water serves two purposes. The microbes need a moist climate to work, and water aids the motility of the microbes, so they have the most opportunity to come into contact with hydro-carbons.
Step 2. Agitate. Agitation helps disperse the microbes and helps break down the oil for faster digestion. Agitate the floor periodically, and keep the floor moist while the bacteria are working. The time needed for cleaning will vary between 30 minutes to several hours, depending on how much contamination there is, and how porous the substrate. Keep in mind that some floors have been exposed to oil for many years, and may need a few days for the microbes to completely digest all the contamination.
Step 3. Rinse the floor. Rinse to a drain or rinse and shop vac the microbes from the floor. Primer the floor with a compatible primer, dry the floor thoroughly and coat or cover according to manufacturers instructions (note – microbes do not etch concrete).
Kitchens & Food preparation areas
- Eliminates heavy oil and grease contaminants
- Digests oil and grease rather than dispersing them
- Leaves no residue eliminating coating adhesion problems
- Cleans all surfaces
- Meets Standards Board requirements
- Cleans pores of concrete
- Fast acting
- No VOC’s
- Cleans without polluting
- Heavy oil contaminated concrete
- Chemical removal residue
- Cleaning asphalt paving
- Metal, concrete and masonry
- Walls and floors
- Machine shop floors
- Parking lots and driveways
- Engines and machinery
- Paving stones and masonry
- Petroleum tanks and pits
- Removes paint & graffiti
- Surface Cleaner (for maintenance)
- Super Concentrate (powder form) I.e. 1Kg makes 50 Litres of working product