Clean Oil Stains On Asphalt
Clean oil stains on asphalt to maintain the esthetic value of your property and to maintain the asphalt surface.
Few things can hurt a home’s curbside appeal more than oil stains on a driveway. Certainly, they’re an eyesore, but did you know that if left untreated, they can lead to cracking and decay of a driveway’s asphalt? This can ultimately lead to expensive repairs or replacement of your driveway.
Purchase a Degreaser
No, you can’t simply add an asphalt sealcoat on top of oil stains to hide them. They will eat their way back to the surface, even through new sealcoat. To clean oil stains on asphalt, you must use an industrial strength degreaser and oil stain removal product. Asphalt Kingdom offers the most effective product to remove oil from asphalt. Asphalt Kingdom Universal Degreaser can be used on both asphalt and concrete and effectively removes grease and oil with its eco-friendly formula that is both biodegradable and non-ammonia based. This means that it is safe for use around kids and pets. To purchase this essential home maintenance product, browse our store for products to clean oil stains on asphalt.
Steps for Oil Cleanup on Asphalt
If you are planning to reseal your driveway, it’s the perfect time to clean oil stains on asphalt. However, before you start to remove oil from the asphalt, start by scrubbing the entire driveway with a stiff broom. Remove all the dirt and blot puddles of oil. Next apply the degreaser to stains. You can use a rag, cloth or broom to apply. At this point, it’s also a good idea to determine if there are any stains that have significantly damaged the asphalt. To do this, take a screw driver and press on stains. If it sinks into the oil stain, it means that the asphalt has been burnt from the acidic properties in the oil and will need to be replaced.
To remove the asphalt, you will have to heat the oil with a blow torch and lightly scrape the stained asphalt with a shovel. This hole will need to then be replaced with cold patch that you can buy at the local hardware store or by ordering our bags of cold patch online or by phone (1-866-399-5562). Alternatively, you can always have a local contractor use hot asphalt.
Other Types of Stains
Of course, it’s highly important to clean oil stains on asphalt. But, it’s also necessary to clean other substances from driveways, as well. When left on asphalt, gasoline, transmission fluid, and salt can also be extremely damaging. Asphalt Kingdom’s Universal Degreaser works on a wide variety of stains. And, by all means, do not attempt to remove these stains with the use of paint thinner or any type of petroleum-based product. Just as in the case of oil, these products will burn through asphalt leaving you with a gravelly, gooey mess that will most likely need to be replaced.
Asphalt Kingdom’s Industrial Strength Degreaser and Oil Stain Removal product is available in a variety of sizes and can be shipped free directly to your home or place of business. Best of all, it has literally thousands of uses. Besides removing oil from asphalt, it is also highly effective on degreasing engines, garden equipment, garbage cans. It can even clean pet stains, kitchens, and bathrooms.