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Evaluating degreasers: what you need to know

Air Fixx
Publication date:
July 9, 2021
Article Summary: 

Choosing a degreaser can be difficult, but this blog will help clear up some confusion. Degreasers remove water-insoluble substances such as grease and oils, while all-purpose cleaners are milder. Bathroom and glass cleaners remove dirt, grime, stains, and smudges from fixtures, surfaces, windows, and mirrors. The most important factor to consider is how difficult it will be to use. Butyl type degreasers are effective at cleaning petroleum based substances such as motor oil or machinery grease, while non-butyl products are effective at cleaning petroleum based substances such as motor oil or machinery grease.

However, butyl based degreasers are not very effective at cleaning food related waste and grease, so it is important to use a non-butyl product. Safety considerations include safety goggles and gloves to protect from spills. Non-butyl cleaners can be made with citrus oils that naturally break down the waste and leave a nice scent in the area after use. Dilution and cost should also be considered when choosing degreaser. The most important details in this text are that it is important to compare the cost per unit for different cleaners by comparing the diluted cost per unit (that the super actually uses the product at).

The dilution amount varies based on different brands of degreaser, so it can cost a surprising amount more if lots of degreaser is necessary. To calculate the cost, it is important to find out from the super whether the dilution recommendation cleans well or what ratio works if the recommended one does not.


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Air Fixx
Evaluating degreasers: what you need to know
July 9, 2021
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