The faster, the better. Without a doubt, that is the most important part.
Hydraulic Fluid and asphalt have a similar make up chemically. When you have a hydraulic spill on asphalt, this means they can blend in faster and ultimately tear apart your asphalt if left untreated.
BIO-DRY is here to help with Hydraulic Leaks.
So, what should you do?
Directions for Hydraulic Stain Removal
Step #1 – REMOVE EXCESS LIQUID
The faster you can do this, the better. This will make it easier on removing the stain and making the area a You may need to use a cheap absorbent, towels, rags, or any type of way to remove any excess liquid. This will depend on the size of the leak or spill as to how you may be able to handle this step.
Step #2 – LIGHTLY APPLY DEGREASER (OPTIONAL)
This step is optional, but will help speed up your desired outcome to get back to the original look of your asphalt. Do not saturate the area. You are only trying to get some degreaser on to the stain, not the areas around it. Apply lightly and give just a couple of minutes for it to penetrate the stain surface. While we use our own degreaser (not yet available) we like the Simple Green Oxy Solve Driveway Cleaner.
Step #3 – SCRUB WITH WIRE BRUSH (OPTIONAL)
This is an important step regardless if you apply degreaser or not. While not necessary, it will definitely speed up your removal time. With or without degreaser, this will help to break the “cover” of the stain. This will help create more surface space by making tiny grooves on the surface, allowing a larger surface to come in contact with the cleaner used in the next step. Remember, you don’t want to scrub too hard. You are only trying to open the surface of the stain. Using too much force on brittle asphalt may open the asphalt and do more damage.
Step #4 – SPRINKLE BIO-DRY ASPHALT SPECIAL BLEND CLEANER POWDER ON AREA
This is the most important step. Without it, you have wasted your time. Our product is specially designed to seek and destroy hydrocarbons like hydraulic fluid. The product is micronized and made with good bacteria that slowly breaks down hydrocarbons in to water and CO2. The product helps to lift the stains bond with the asphalt to safely breakdown without future problems.
Step #5 – WORK IN WITH BROOM AND WIRE BRUSH
After applying the BIO-DRY ASPHALT SPECIAL BLEND CLEANER to the area, you will need to spread it to cover the stained area. Use any type of push broom to cover the stain. This will help get the product to the areas and also help set the product on to the stain on an uneven surface. As you follow this step, if you see areas that “shine through”, meaning they look saturated, you may want to wire brush the area, remove the darker powder and reapply to this area. As asphalt is uneven, this will be a more saturated area and will get you to your goal faster.
Step #6 – LEAVE IN PLACE TO CONTINUE WORKING
There is no rinsing or vacuuming that is needed. By leaving the product in place, the bacteria will continue to work to break down the hydrocarbon chains in the hydraulic fluid. The remainder of the stains are bio-remediated and the product is not harmful to the environment.
Step #7 – APPLY WEEKLY AS NEEDED
Depending on the severity of the stain or leak and how many steps you took, additional applications may be needed. Each stain is different. Many people enjoy success after one application. In some cases, two or three applications may be needed.
What if I don’t want to do all of the steps above?
Simple. Apply BIO-DRY ASPHALT SPECIAL BLEND CLEANER to the area and brush on. It will work, but most likely take longer to achieve your goals.
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