How to Remove Oil From a Concrete Driveway?

How to Remove Oil From a Concrete Driveway?

2021-05-24T15:48:21+00:00 May 24th, 2021|Categories: Cleaning Tips|

Unfortunately, those with concrete driveways know that oil stains from your vehicle are somewhat inevitable. The experts at Quickly Please Cleaning know exactly how to rectify this and are the tried and tested option for concrete cleaning Sydney turns to for results.

To help, we have outlined some DIY methods that you can try to remove oil from your concrete with items you find around the house like baking soda, cat litter, and even cola. For the best (and easiest) results, however, call our team today. We’ll ensure that the stain is removed properly, with the best care of your concrete in mind.

How to remove small oil stains from concrete

When it comes to taking care of an oil stain, you can try some DIY methods in the first instance for small spills. However, it is important to note that none of these come close to the results of a professional clean.

Save yourself time and ensure the best results by calling the professionals at Quickly Please Cleaning. If you do want to try a quick DIY home clean first, however, you can use any of the following:

  • Baking soda
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cat litter
  • Dish soap
  • Powdered laundry detergent

Along with these, you’ll need a stiff brush for scrubbing, a shovel, a garden hose, gloves, and goggles.

Removing oil with cat litter

Before calling our experts to remove the stain from your concrete, you can remove the excess oil to avoid further damage and make your concrete safer with cat litter.

Do this by performing the following steps:

  1. Sprinkle a large amount of cat litter on the oil
  2. Grind it in with your feet
  3. Allow it to sit overnight
  4. Use a shovel to scoop it up and throw it away.

How to remove oil stains with Coca-Cola

It may be a little worrying that the stuff we love drinking can also be good for cleaning oil from concrete, but it is! Attempt to remove smaller stains with the following process:

  1. Coat the entire stain in the cola
  2. Mix in some dishwashing detergent
  3. Use a stiff brush to scrub in circular motions
  4. Rinse with the hose
  5. Repeat if needed

In some cases, you can use the same method as listed above with baking soda in place of the cola as well.

The importance of professional concrete cleaning

While these DIY tips may be ok for small spills or to lessen the severity of bigger ones, concrete’s porous nature means that the best clean comes in the form of a professional one. A range of contaminants besides just oil will permeate your flooring, compromising both its strength and aesthetic.

Along with oil, general use and wear and tear of your concrete mean that you will need to keep it clean from:

  • Dirt and grime
  • Organic matter
  • Mildew, mould and fungus
  • Salts and acidic material
  • Residue
  • Animal waste
  • And more

If you do not ensure the correct clean of these contaminants, they will build up and lead to a range of issues that will be much harder to fix, like cracking, spalling and pitting and deterioration. While the DIY steps above are better than not cleaning at all, they will not compare to the services of a professional cleaning company like Quickly Please Cleaning.

The advantage of professional concrete cleaning and sealing

The team here at Quickly Please Cleaning use environmentally friendly cleaning compounds along with high-pressure cleaning technologies that are not available from your local hardware store to ensure the highest quality of clean. Perfect for all concrete surfaces, the deep and powerful clean we offer ensures the longevity of your surfaces.

Along with this, we offer a very important sealant that goes hand-in-hand with the right clean. Coating your concrete with the correct sealant is the best way to protect your surface from future issues.

In some cases, the DIY method may be appropriate, but remember to account for your time when considering how much you may or may not be saving. The incorrect cleaning process can make a problem much bigger, which leads to a more expensive fix than what may have been initially required. Avoid this by doing it right the first time, and calling the experts.

Enjoy complete peace of mind with scheduled cleaning and resealing

The key to longevity in your concrete investment is regular cleaning and sealing to combat the regular barrage of adversaries like contaminants, pollutants and oil spills. The regularity of these requirements can vary, but a six-monthly deep clean and yearly reapplication of sealant is recommended for maximum protection and effectiveness.

This, along with the DIY processes above for mild cleaning, will keep your concrete looking its best. Speak with the team at Quickly Please Cleaning about setting up a regularly scheduled maintenance service and take advantage of our state of the art pressure cleaning systems. We ensure your annual deep clean is thorough, consistent and efficient, so you never have to worry about your concrete’s condition again.

Speak to the concrete cleaning experts at Quickly Please Cleaning Services today

No matter how bad your oil spill may be, call our expert team and ensure that your surfaces are protected and looking their best. We have been safeguarding concrete all-around Sydney for many years and can offer expert advice and industry-leading solutions for concrete cleaning and sealing.

We have a large client base who trust our skills and processes. Take advantage of our many years of experience today and let us take care of your concrete. Contact our helpful staff to arrange a no-obligation free quote by calling 1300 421 035. We’ll save you the time and hassle of having to clean the mess yourself while guaranteeing the most professional process and highest quality outcome.