The oil and gas industry is a global powerhouse and provides employment to1.39 million people worldwide. A career in the oil and gas industry is steady as the demand for it keeps on increasing. The oil and gas industry is a basic need for numerous other industries and so is the world’s most important source of energy. Even after all the advancements in science and technology the Oil and Gas industry is still one of the toughest and dangerous industries in the world. It is full of risks and dangers and the people working in the industry always have to be on their toes. One error in judgment or a delay in action can cause a loss of millions of dollars and numerous lives as well. It is so challenging that people often compare the oil and gas industry to the military. This is why custom oil and gas uniforms are a compulsion for everyone working in this treacherous industry. Oil and gas uniforms are flame resistant, have are in high visibility colors and are fit for wet, dry, hot and cold environments. These uniforms also often have moisture wicking abilities that keep the workers dry and comfortable even in the most difficult situations. These uniforms are also usually padded and insulated that adds to the comfort and lowers the impact if something strikes hits the wearer. Oil and gas uniforms are a must have and everyone working in this industry should keep themselves safe by wearing them. But there is one problem. The problem is that oil and gas uniforms are quite pricey so you cannot replace them when they get dirty plus having them cleaned from a professional time and time again would also cost you a ton of money. And the oil and gas industry is one in which the uniforms tend to get dirty a lot (dirt in the form of flammable materials that increase the risk of catching a fire) because of the nature of the work. But don’t work we’ve got the perfect fix. Here in this article we’ll be telling you how to clean your oil and gas uniforms at home.
Here is the list of supplies and materials that you’ll need:
- A brush with soft bristles
- Paper towel
- Soft piece of cloth
- Hot water
- Baking Soda
- Dishwashing liquid
- A good quality stain remover (it can be a stick, gel or a spray)
Now here is what you need to do:
- Remove the excess oil or impurity on the stain by blotting it with paper towels or put some baking soda on it. Let the baking soda rest on the stain for a bit so that it can soak as much impurity as possible and then remove the baking soda.
- Next you’ll have to use the stain remover. Put the stain remover onto the stains and let it rest for about 15 minutes so that it can break the dirt properly.
- Rinse the area in hot water (see the tag to find out the hottest temperature you can use) to remove the broken down stain.
- Next you put on the dishwashing liquid onto the stain and rub it gently in circular motion with a soft wet rag.
- After the dishwashing liquid make a paste out of baking soda and vinegar and apply it onto the fabric.
- Take the soft bristled brush and put some more vinegar on it. Then use that brush to gently work on the stain. Start brushing in circular motion and do this for about 15 mins. Remember to not be very aggressive with the brushing act as this could ruin the fabric of your oil and gas uniform.
- Now dip your oil and gas uniform in hot water while rubbing onto the stain using the brush. (The vinegar, baking soda and dishwashing liquid should be adequate to break down the stain and removing it without damaging your uniform) And there you have it a stain free uniform without breaking the bank.
NOTE: If the stain is obstinate and is still present try treating it with some orange cleaner (last resort).