MICRO CLEAN removes and remediates hydrocarbon-based waste from any solid surface. It is a combination of organic bacteria and dispersants that work together to break down hydrocarbons and remove them from the surface. Hydrocarbon digestion begins as soon as MICRO CLEAN is applied and continues even after the product is washed off. The byproduct of this reaction is water, carbon-dioxide and fatty-acids. Since MICRO CLEAN components are all naturally occurring they are environmentally friendly and will be reduced to background levels when the contamination (food source) is completely digested or will remain active in soils beneath leaking components until the leak can be stopped. The bacterial levels will then return to background levels.