FAQS

  • What are oil-eating microbes?
    • These microbes are naturally occurring organisms that have been collected from natural water and soil sources around the world. They're selected for their love and affinity for consuming hydrocarbon based products (e.g., pollutants such as oil, gas, herbicides, pesticides etc.) and breaking them down to natural compounds. Microbes recycle! 
  • Are your products safe and natural.
    • Yes. All of our products are organic and friendly to the environment, safe for humans, animals & plants, non-toxic, and contains no pathogens. They contain NO animal products. Clean and green! 
  • Are your microbes genetically modified or engineered?
    • No. Our microbes are 100% natural. They have been collected from natural water and soil sources.
  • What happens if I inhale or ingest the product?
    • Obviously, not recommended. It will taste nasty, like eating mud, and the dust may make you sneeze, but it is non-toxic. You'll live. Our products are safe for humans, fish, birds, animals & plants. 
  • Will the microbes begin consuming material other than hydrocarbons?
    • No. The microbes will not mutate into other life-forms, nor will they become man-eating marauders. Bottom line, they will not convert any materials other than hydrocarbons. 
  • Why does the product smell like oil?
    • The microbes used in our products were raised on a crude oil diet to ensure that they will always eat oil and fuel. It's "comfort food" to them. 
  • Do microbes need special treatment?
    • They only need what we humans need: oxygen, water, and nutrients. But unlike most of us, they do require a specific food source like oil, fuel or wastes. 
  • What happens to the microbes after the material has been consumed?
    • The microbes will either die, return to former natural levels, or be eaten by other organisms. All part of the beautiful green natural cycle of Nature! 
  • What is Bioremediation?
    • This refers to any process employing microbes to return a natural environment contaminated by pollutants back to its original condition. The highly concentrated blend of microbes in the Oppenheimer Formula® attack specific contaminants - hydrocarbons - and degrade it to organic materials. 
  • I have soil that is contaminated with traces of herbicides and pesticides, will using your products help?
    • Our products will help to condition the soil and remove traces of herbicides and pesticides.