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Oil and Grease

Greasy food stains, or oil stains from vehicles, can be surprisingly stubborn and difficult to remove - especially from porous surfaces such as wood, natural stone and concrete. It is best to act quickly to remove stains that contain natural oils as these will react with the air and harden (resinify) which makes them harder to remove. With synthetic oils, such as engine oils, cleaning is less urgent as these do not react and harden.    

Where required we use a specially prepared poultice to clean grease and oil. A poultice works by pulling the oil or grease out of the substrate - almost like a super absorbent blotting paper. A cleaning poultice  does not require water and can work particularly well on delicate surfaces such as historic stone, although it is also effective for cleaning other surfaces such as marble, granite, brick and concrete.

Cleaning

Where required we use a specially prepared poultice to clean grease and oil. A poultice works by pulling the oil or grease out of the substrate - almost like a super absorbent blotting paper. A cleaning poultice  does not require water and can work particularly well on delicate surfaces such as historic stone, although it is also effective for cleaning other surfaces such as marble, granite, brick and concrete.

Prevention

Unfortunately oil and grease stains are hard to avoid, but there are products available for sealing porous surfaces such as wood and concrete, which can help prevent oil and grease from penetrating the surface.

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Client Testimonials

“The Jet Washing Company (now OneFifty) deliver the best quality exterior surface cleaning, high quality customer service, and excellent value.”

Will Mellor - Knight Frank

“Their work is excellent – I recently visited a building that they cleaned for me 18 months ago and it still looks brilliant.”

Daniel Boyle - MD of Relyon Services

“I was very impressed with the finish your company produced and how quickly you managed to do it.”

Tom Brady - MD Building Services

“Your pressurised hot water system transformed the appearance of our outdoor wooden decking.”

Gary - Lockside Restaurant

“Looks really good, we are very impressed with your state of the art cleaning equipment. Please pass on our thanks to Andy.”

Adam Reynolds - Cheltenham Borough Council

“You’ve done a lovely job and we would recommend your services.”

Elaine Whitfield - Consort Property Management

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