FAQ

Can I clean anything using HydroBreak®?

HydroBreak® has been designed to clean most materials without causing any damage.

What will HydroBreak® clean?

HydroBreak® is primarily a degreaser and as such will give the best results when dealing with oils, greases and hydrocarbons.

How do I know that HydroBreak® won’t cause any damage to the surface I wish to clean?

If you are concerned that HydroBreak® might have an affect on what you wish to clean, try cleaning a small section first of all.

Does that mean that the other dirt will be left behind?

No, most other dirt will have been held in place by the oil and grease and when HydroBreak® is applied then the dirt will be washed away.

Will HydroBreak® remove baked or burnt on carbon?

HydroBreak® has been designed to be safe to use and there are limitations as to what the product can actually clean. In the case of burnt on carbon it is recommended to use a more aggressive product.

Does that mean that HydroBreak® is not powerful?

HydroBreak® is actually a very powerful and effective degreaser, giving outstanding cleaning results.

Is one application enough?

Normally one application is sufficient to remove all contamination, in the case of heavy or aged contamination it may be better to allow the HydroBreak® to soak for a period before washing away.

There is a range of HydroBreak® products, which is best for me?

As a simple guide you should refer to the product selector chart. If you still can’t decide then the TechnoSol agent will be happy to discuss your particular applications and recommend one of the products from the range.

Okay I’ve picked my product from the range. What’s the best way to apply it?

HydroBreak® can be applied in many ways using different equipment; it is always best to use the most powerful means of application in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

What do you mean by that?

To achieve the best results, the use of heat, agitation and pressure is recommended.

How do I get all of those?

The simplest way is to use a steam cleaning machine, floor scrubbing machine, ultrasonic bath, aqueous spray washing machine or a Butterworth spray washing system, using whichever apparatus that is best suited to your specific application.

I haven’t got any of those what should I use.

Don’t worry HydroBreak® will give impressive results by hand application.

What do you mean by hand applications?

Hand applications are when you use HydroBreak® without a machine i.e. with a brush or mop and bucket, rag or cloth or perhaps by a hand or backpack sprayer.

How do I mix the HydroBreak®?

Always add the water to the HydroBreak® in order to achieve a good mix.

Do I just use fresh water?

Where possible use hot water, this can be fresh or seawater.

When I’m cleaning using HydroBreak® where do I start?

It is always best to start cleaning at the furthest point from the drain, or if it is a vertical surface to be cleaned always start at the top and work your way down.

When I’m finished what do I do?

The first thing to do is to rinse away all wastewater to a suitable foul drain, interceptor, effluent treatment plant or holding tank. All wastewater must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

You state that HydroBreak® is environmentally friendly and that it will not cause any damage to the environment.

This is true, but like any product it must not be allowed directly into surface water.

What do you mean by that?

This simply means that any product entering surface water will have an impact, with HydroBreak® however it is possible to reduce this impact by passing the HydroBreak® and contaminants through a system allowing time for breakdown.

What do you mean by breakdown?

By breakdown we mean the breakdown of the resultant waste into acceptable components.

How can I achieve this?

To achieve breakdown of the contamination, HydroBreak® requires the presence of oxygen and bacteria.

Where do I get these from?

Firstly the bacteria required are found everywhere in the environment so they are already present, and secondly oxygen is also present in the environment so it is also available.

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