Oil Remediation by Window Gang. Oil remediation is the process used to clean up oil spills. Oil spills threaten the health of humans and are harmful to the environment and need to be cleaned up/removed as soon as possible. Window Gang’s oil removal process is designed to reduce the binding capacity of grease and oil on concrete and asphalt through the use of our cleaning agents and micro-organisms. Through the process of two chemical reactions, our solutions emulsify and chemically deactivate contaminants leaving your facilities clean with consistent use. Since the product is a dry powder, it also protects and conditions the concrete and/or asphalt. The next drop of oil from a leaking car is immediately attacked by the product instead of soaking into your facility.
Stain reduction as well as immediate visual satisfaction are added benefits of the product that cannot be accomplished with pressure washing. Oil Removal Regulations, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is becoming more stringent with companies who do not follow the correct procedures when dealing with oil remediation and the environment. The Laws and Regulations of discharging waste water into the storm drains have become stricter. Storm drains are owned by the City, so every City must approve of the discharge of water. All storm drains lead to State rivers and creeks, therefore, the EPA and the State have the final say and jurisdiction.
In most states, if you are going to wash any parking lot with water, you must file a permit, with the State, that allows you to let the discharge enter into the storm drain. You must keep accurate records and have your waste water tested at a laboratory on a monthly basis. In order to stay within compliance with the EPA, 100% of waste water needs to be captured before entering the storm drain and removed to a treatment facility. Before any oil remediation service is complete, it is very important to understand what type of oil has spilled, what climate you are working in, and what effect the oil spill is going to have on the environment.
Bio-remediation is a process that uses naturally occurring micro-organisms to transform harmful substances to non-toxic compounds. Micro-organisms, like all living organisms, need carbon, energy, and nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphate and trace metals to survive. Many species of soil bacteria, for example, use petroleum hydrocarbons as a food/energy source, transforming them into harmless substances consisting mainly of carbon dioxide, water and fatty acids. Bio-remediation harnesses this natural process by promoting the growth of microbes that can effectively degrade specific contaminants (e.g., petroleum and food based oil and grease) and convert them to non-toxic products.
Advantages of Bio-remediation
An ecologically sound, natural process: The residues from the biological treatment are usually harmless products (such as carbon dioxide, water and fatty acids.)
Instead of merely transferring contaminants from one environmental medium to another (e.g., from water to storm drains), bio-remediation destroys the target chemicals.
Bio Remediation is usually less expensive than other technologies that are often used to clean up hazardous waste (e.g. petroleum and food based oil and grease.)
Let Window Gang show you why we are the industry leaders in oil remediation across the country. From our knowledge and experience in the correct process of oil removal to our clean, educated & fully trained technicians, Window Gang will provide you, “Service Beyond Your Expectations!”
Since the beginning, Window Gang has not only been committed to providing exceptional window cleaning services, but to also be an environmentally friendly company as well. All of our solutions, sealers and chemicals are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Window Gang is a “green” company, providing safer alternatives for the environment & for our customers.
Window Gang is comprehensively insured, bonded, and carry workers’ compensation on all employees.
All of our restoration products are environmentally safe, biodegradable and approved by OSHA.
Service technicians carry material safety data sheets on each chemical, protecting all parties.
All Window Gang employees are uniformed and all trucks are clearly marked with our logo.
Our employees are extensively educated and trained in job safety and follow all OSHA and EPA guidelines.
Our continued professionalism is exhibited by the various national certifications, training programs, and associations to which we belong. Our affiliations have included;
International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA)
Wolman Certified Contractor Program
Power Washers of North America (PWNA)
Cleaning Equipment Trade Association (CETA)
National Chimney Sweeping Guild (NCSG)
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
Environmentally Conscious Mobile Power Washing Certification
Delco Chemical Cleaning & Paint Stripping Certification
Water Reclamation Systems Certification
American Building Restoration Graffiti Removal Certified
American Building Restoration Wood Preservative Certified
Our services are dependable and of first-rate quality. References and proof of insurance are available upon request. Estimates, of course, are always free.