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Attention, homeowners: Don't pay another repairman until you check out this video series on simple repairs you can make yourself.
You Will Need
- Paper towels
- Grease-cutting liquid dish detergent
- A nylon scrub brush
- Hot water
- Cat litter
- A Broom
- A Dustpan
- Plywood or cardboard
Using a combination of newspaper, paper towels, and rags, blot as much oil as possible immediately after a spill to keep it from soaking into the concrete.
Scrub with soap and water]
Apply grease-cutting dish detergent to the stain and work it in with a nylon scrub brush. Add hot water and continue to scrub.
Blot the soapy mixture with towels.
Flush the area with hot water, taking care not to burn yourself. If necessary, scrub again after the water has cooled.
Use cat litter
Sprinkle cat litter on the spill to absorb any remaining oil. Use a push broom to work the litter into the stain; then let the litter sit overnight to absorb the rest of the oil.
Sweep up the litter
Sweep up the cat litter with a broom and dustpan the next morning.
Repeat the cleaning process as many times as necessary. With a little work, your driveway will be as good as new!
Prevent a repeat
Prevent future oil stains in your driveway by laying a piece of plywood or cardboard on the floor and parking your car over it.