How to Remove Cooking Oil from Concrete

How to Remove Cooking Oil from Concrete

Don’t let cooking grease and oil ruin your concrete this holiday season.

With the holidays approaching, many individuals are taking their cooking outside where they dunk their turkeys in frying oils or roast them on grills. It is advised that you should always take precautions when deep frying a turkey because it can have dangerous results. There is also another unfortunate result that can occur from these cooking methods: cooking grease and oil leaving stains on your concrete.

It can be a messy process cooking a turkey with a fryer because of all the FOGS (fats, oils, and grease) that are involved. Even if you are careful, grease may still escape and drip onto your concrete. Grills are not any less messy because many have a grease trap. Whether you are cooking on your driveway, patio, pavers, or sidewalks, once cooking oil meets your concrete, it can seep deep into the pores and leave an unsightly stain. The following products from CAF Outdoor Cleaning are the solution to permanently rid these holiday cooking blunders.

  • OTIS Multi-Surface Cleaner & Degreaser

  • EXIMO® Waterless Concrete Cleaner

  • FORO® Asphalt Cleaner & Hardener

 

OTIS Multi-Surface Cleaner & Degreaser: For any surface!

Needed Materials:

  • 32 fl. oz Spray Bottle or Pump Sprayer

  • OTIS Multi-Surface Cleaner Concentrate

  • Water

  • Stiff bristled brush

Create Cleaning Mixture:

  1. Fill spray bottle or sprayer half full of water. Use the chart provided to add OTIS and remaining water to container. Agitate to mix.

Cleaning Instructions:

  1. Apply OTIS and allow 30 seconds for solution to soak into stain, then scrub in a back-and-forth motion using a deck brush.

  2. Repeat OTIS pretreat every four (4) weeks, or as needed.

 

Cleaning Advice: OTIS Multi-Surface Cleaner is NSF Certified (food safe) and is great at cleaning various grills, BBQs, Traegers, etc. Ensure that the grill has cooled off before cleaning. Then spray with OTIS and wipe down any mess on the surface with a wet cleaning cloth.

 

Cleaning Concrete with EXIMO:

Needed Materials

  • An Application Broom

  • EXIMO® Waterless Concrete Cleaner

Cleaning Instructions:

  1. Before beginning the process, ensure the concrete area is free of any debris.

  1. Using the included scoop, EXIMO directly onto the oil stain.

    • TIP: One scoop is enough to cover 55 ft2 / the size of one parking space

    • Use less EXIMO if stain is not very big,

  1. Spread EXIMO by applying light downward pressure on the push broom across the cement.

    • TIP: Keep the broom in contact with the ground. First, sweep EXIMO forward across the oil spot, then sweep perpendicular to the previous motion to ensure EXIMO is evenly distributed to the area.

  1. Continue spreading EXIMO until the powder is completely blended in with the concrete. Once the product is brushed into the surface, you're done! No need to rinse off the area, but water will not disrupt the cleaning process.

  1. Repeat this method once a week and stain will disappear in one month or less.

 

Note: Depending on the temperature in your area, the microbes in EXIMO may take longer to work in colder temperatures if done during the fall or winter.

Cleaning Asphalt with FORO:

If you happen to be cooking on asphalt and you drip oil on the surface, then use FORO to easily clean oil.

Needed Materials:

  • FORO® Asphalt Cleaner and Hardener

  • A broom for application

Cleaning Instructions:

  1. Make sure the area is free from debris and trash.

  2. Measure amount needed of FORO and apply directly onto the stained area.

  3. Sweep the broom in a circular motion, keeping in contact with the surface, until the product is fully dispersed throughout the oil stain.

  4. Repeat this method once a week and stain will disappear in one month or less.

 

Note: Depending on the temperature in your area, the microbes in FORO may take longer to work in colder temperatures if done during the fall or winter.

 

Have questions? Contact us! We are happy to help.



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