Mode of Operation
In the most basic terms, cleaning is the process of removing soil from the surface to which it clings. This definition requires the following: the nature of the soil to be removed, the substrate or surface to which it clings, the process by which the soil is to be removed, the type of water to be used, and its temperature. The substrate or surface may be fab¬ric, metal, ceramic, glass, masonry, or concrete. The type of soil can be particulate, carbonaceous, or oily.
These functions include: neutralizing acidic soil components, emulsifi¬cation of oils and greases, de flocculating particulate soil, suspending soil and preventing re deposition. GELTEKK contain optimum propor¬tions of alkali and silica for most cleaning requirements. GELTEKK scatters grease and dirt deposits into small, suspended particles which rinse away without re depositing on freshly washed surfaces.
The use of silicates improves soil suspension so that the cleaned mate¬rial does not act as a “filter” when the wash water is drained. The silica content also moderates the alkali’s tendency to corrode sensitive met¬als. Silica contributes substantially to the unique buffering action of the silicates. It enables them to maintain effective pH levels during cleaning operations despite sudden and heavy introduction of acidic soils. GELTEKK last longer in the detergent bath, whereas an un buffered alka¬li quickly loses its strength. This results in a sharp drop-off in pH with the consequent loss in cleaning action. Silicates increase the effective¬ness of surfactants. In addition the GELTEKK formulation has a unique water softening effect on hard water conditions improving wash down.
The extreme absorbency of the micro suspended particulates of the carbonates used in the GELTEKK formulations creates a natural and en¬vironmentally as well as user safe odor absorption product.
Oil Spot Removal
On pavers or concrete surfaces that are porous and have been stained with oil or grease, spots can be generally removed. Apply GELTEKK di¬rectly to the surface and scrub into the stained area and leave over¬night. Rinse clean the next day and repeat if necessary till removed.