Cleaning Up Oil Spills on Soil

While there are plenty of products on the market that claim to clean up oil, only Oil Solutions International can help you clean oil spilled on soil. Soil is the go-to material for landscaping and gardening, and is often loosely packed. This characteristic is certainly problematic when oil meets soil. Oil, while more viscous than water or other liquids, can still seep into a plot of soil through the present gaps. Oil-soaked soil is especially an issue because contaminants can create toxic conditions (often referred to as ‘sludge’ in the farming industry) and make it nearly impossible to grow plants. This means if a lawn mower breaks down while in use or if an underground fuel tank leaks you could be left with an unsightly dead area on your lawn. Even worse, in the farming industry if a piece of equipment leaks it could result in a much lower yield and/or quality of crops. Luckily, there is now a solution that can take care of the environmental impact of oil in soil; oil cleanup products by Oil Solutions International.

Using Oil Solutions Products to Clean Oil Spills on Soil

Oil Solutions products make cleaning oil that has spilled on soil easy and effective. While other products on the market merely pick up oil like a rag, leaving behind traces of oil that can still contaminate the surface on which it was spilled, Oil Solutions products work on a molecular level to eliminate all negative characteristics of whatever was spilled. When our products meet oil or any other hydrocarbon, the contaminant is surrounded in a silica matrix. The matrix completely encloses the entire volume of the contaminant in small quantities and the resulting byproduct is approximately neutral and environmentally stable to grow plants. This process can work for any kind of hydrocarbon spilled onto soil including, but not limited to: crude oil, petroleum, diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid, and heating oil.

Steps to Clean Oil on Soil Using OS Products

We suggest utilizing Oil Solutions Internationals’ Step 1 and Step 2 Liquid to clean up oil or other hydrocarbons that have been spilled on soil.

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To effectively clean a contaminant that has seeped into soil, follow our usage steps:

  1. If possible, attempt to control the source of the spill so no more contaminants enter the soil plot you’re about to clean.
  2. Once the spill is controlled, apply Oil Solutions Step 1 and Step 2 Liquid simultaneously to the entire affected area of the soil.
  3. Using a rototiller, pitchfork or other available gardening tool, till the soil** throughout the area in which the oil was spilled. This ensures that all parts of the contaminated soil are met with the OS Step 1 & Step 2 Liquid so ample microencapsulation can occur.

**The depth of tilling depends on the amount of the contaminant which was spilled.

Once you follow these steps, the oil or other hydrocarbon which was spilled will now be neutralized and the environmental impact is eliminated. If you are interested in owning the best solution to help you remediate and clean oil which has been spilled on soil, call Oil Solutions International’s headquarters today at (631) 608-8889 or fill out our contact form and we’ll contact you as soon as possible to answer your questions and help you in any way we can.