How to Clean an Oil Spill in the Driveway

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Start soaking up an oil spill in the driveway with kitty litter, sawdust, baking soda or cornstarch before cleaning the area with dish soap and water. Repeat the steps for cleaning an oil spill until it's gone with help from a professional house cleaner... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to clean an oil spill in your driveway. First off you want to soak it up so grab some kitty litter, it works really well or if you have sawdust or baking soda, cornstarch, anything that's really, really absorbent and you want to sprinkle it onto the oil spill. Let it soak it up really well and this driveway is aggregate, it's a little more textured and it's not as easy to just scrub a spot up, but it's possible and you want it to look nice. Put the kitty litter on there. Don't let some fall out of the dustpan and so you'll have more to sweep up next time like I just did. Sweep it up as best as you can. It's actually working pretty well, even on this textured surface. You'll be left with a spot that looks like a stain and what you want to use to clean that up is dish soap and water in a bucket. It's a little bit cold outside using warm water like I did and just scrub it. You want to repeat these steps as often as you need to until the stain in gone and make sure to rinse that spot off because it's going to be slippery with that dish soap so just grab a hose and turn it on and spray it off. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you clean up an oil spill in your driveway.