If rain is expected, hold off on application. For best results, apply Grease Away™ 24-72 hours before rainfall. This will help ensure that Grease Away™ has enough time to fully emulsify the grease from the roof or pavement without being washed away. It is effective on virtually any area where you may find grease spills, from roof tops to pavement. You can read more about that in this article: Grease Dumpster Corrals.
This Grease Away was designed to be used on wet grease. However, it does have a positive effect when applied to dry grease. If water is applied to the dry grease and then Grease Away™ is applied and agitated with a scrub brush, this method will achieve positive results. Grease Away™ is far more effective on wet grease so it is a good idea to check the roof or other surface that could collect grease periodically and catch grease spills while they are fresh, such as applying Grease Away™ each time a filter is changed as part of the normal servicing of a containment system. Doing so can prevent further roof damage and save the restaurant significant amounts of money.
One of the reasons Grease Away™ has been such a popular product is because there is little to no clean up involved after application. If rainfall occurs 24-72 hours after product application, the saturated Grease Away™ will be washed away and no cleanup is necessary. If not, the saturated Grease Away™ can be washed away using a hose. Many other grease absorbing products involve a significant amount of clean up.
Traditional cleanup of a grease absorbent involves coating the grease saturated area with an absorbent material, such as cat litter, which then needs to be swept off and physically hauled away. That is far messier and more time consuming than just applying Grease Away™ on wet grease before a rainfall is expected. The Omni Containment team set out to specifically create a product that was easy on the end user. We know there are a ton of aspects to running a successful restaurant and we wanted to create a way to lessen the amount of work involved with removing grease to free up time for other necessary duties.