Gas and oil spills on your asphalt parking lot happen. Hopefully, your asphalt parking lot has been protected from this by sealcoating. If not, then here a few tips on how to immediately remove the spills before they cause irreparable damage.
#1 – Dawn Dish Detergent: Apply the liquid soap onto the stain, add water and scrub with brush and rinse with garden hose.
#2 – Kitty Litter: After mopping up excess oil/gas with mop, cover with cheap clay kitty litter, step on litter to rub it in, leave out overnight, sweep up litter and hose area off.
#3 – Powdered Laundry Detergent: Remove excess oil/gas with absorbent cloth, sprinkle detergent on stain, add water, scrub with stiff brush, let sit for 30 minutes and wipe off surface.
#4 – Baking Soda: Sprinkle a good amount on stain, scrub with stiff brush, wait 30 minutes and then rinse area with hose.
These area a few tips for removing gas and oil spills from your asphalt parking lot but please remember to protect your parking lot by sealing it before this happens.
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