Automobiles can leak fluids sometimes and 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 ground can leave spots. Here are some ways to remove car fluid stains from these floors.
Removing Oil Stains
Concrete Network has many ways you can get rid of an oil stain. This, however, is a very basic method to get rid of an oil stain on your garage floor or driveway.
- 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.
- Once dried remove what you used to absorb the oil. Spray the stain with water to begin removal.
- Scrub the spot with a stiff brush with water and baking soda.
- Rinse this spot again with a hose and then let it dry.
Removing Gasoline Stains
When gas is spilled onto the pavement, it can not only leave a stain but also an odor. Here’s how you can get rid of a gasoline stain.
- If the spill just happened then cover it with cat litter to absorb the gasoline. This might take a few hours.
- 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.
- Mix together cornstarch and liquid trisodium phosphate cleaner to get a paste.
- Spread the paste over the stain and while using a brush, work it into the spot on the pavement.
- 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 then they can be salvaged. However, it needs to be done correctly or they can cause trouble and be unsafe if you don’t properly clean it.
- Take a cloth and clean up any excess spillage on the clothing item.
- Use baking soda to further absorb any other spillage on the item.
- Using a brush to clean it after a few minutes of letting it sit.
- Use liquid dish soap on the stain and rub it in.
- 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.
- Finally, let it line dry and to see if the fluid is all gone.