Ways To Remove Car fluid Stains From Your Garage Or Driveway

Automobiles can leak fluids sometimes. For the most part it’s on the road when we’re driving. However, it can happen in places we don’t think about. For example on the garage floor or the driveway. Having oil or transmission fluid fall onto the floor can leave spots. Here are some ways to remove car fluid stains from these floors.

Oil Stain

Removing Oil Stains

Oil leaves dark stains on pavement surfaces. You can remove these stains however. Here are some steps to get rid of them.

  1. If the oil spill was recent and still wet then you should cover the spot with sand, cat litter, cornstarch or baking soda. Doing this will absorb the oil before it can settle into the ground.
  2. Once dried remove what you used to absorb the oil. Spray the stain with water to begin removal.
  3. Scrub the spot with a stiff brush with water and baking soda.
  4. Rinse this spot again with a hose and then let it dry.

Car Fluid

Removing Gasoline Stains

When gas is spilled onto pavement, it can not only leave a stain but also an odor. Here’s how you can get rid of a gasoline stain.

  1. If the spill just happened then cover it with cat litter to absorb the gasoline. This might take a few hours.
  2. Pick up the material you used for the stain to throw away. If you need to know how to properly dispose of the material then talk to your local fire department.
  3. Mix together cornstarch and liquid trisodium phosphate cleaner to get a paste.
  4. Spread the paste over the stain and while using a brush, work it into the spot on the pavement.
  5. Wait for the paste to dry and then scrape it off with a knife and rinse the spot with a hose.

Removing These Stains From Clothing

When dealing with fluids such as these, there is a chance they can get onto your clothes. If you don’t want to just dispose of the clothing they can be salvaged. However, it needs to be done correctly or they can cause trouble if you don’t properly clean it.

  1. Take a cloth and clean up any excess spillage on the clothing item.
  2. Use baking soda to further absorb any other spillage on the item.
  3. Using a brush to clean it after a few minutes of letting it sit.
  4. Use liquid dish soap on the stain and rub it in.
  5. After letting it sit for 5 minutes you can put it in the washing machine by itself in the hottest water the material can handle.
  6. Finally let it line dry and to see if the fluid is all gone.
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