Parking lots provide a first impression for home or business owners. A clean parking lot shows that you care to put the effort into cleaning your asphalt driveway or parking lot. Oil stains are a culprit of damaging your parking lot and can deter customers from supporting your business. Oil stains are not only an eyesore but they also show that your car could use some maintenance. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank just to clean up oil stains. Here are some quick and affordable ways to remove oil stains from asphalt.
Soap and Water
Just simply use liquid soap and water to wash away an oil stain. It is easier to use soap and water when you first discover the oil stain. You may have to use other cleaning methods if the stain has been there for a substantial amount of time.
First, try to mop up any extra oil. Pour a good amount of kitty litter all over the stain and let it sit for a bit. Many people suggest that it sit for 24 hours on bigger spills but for smaller spills let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes. Next, you should stomp on it to break the oil up. When cleaning up the kitty litter be very cautious because it is now mixed with oil. Don’t be alarmed if the oil stain is not completely gone. If it has been there for a while it might take up to a year to completely fade.
Baking soda is a common choice to clean many stains. It is very useful for sponging up oil. You should sprinkle baking soda onto the stain and then use a stiff brush to scrub the stain away. Let the baking soda cover the oil for about thirty minutes. Lastly, rinse the stain and see if it has gone away.
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