Asphalt driveways are not immune to the unsightly marks left behind by oil spills. Oil stains on your driveway can make it look bad. They might come from a leaky car or if oil spills while you’re doing regular maintenance. These stains can make your home look not as nice from the street. However, there is no need to worry! This can be fixed. With the right tools and methods, you can get rid of the oil stains from the asphalt. Then your driveway will go back to being in great condition.

One of the most effective methods for tackling stubborn oil stains is pressure washing. What is a pressure washer? A pressure washer utilizes high-pressure water to blast away dirt, grime, and stains from surfaces, including asphalt driveways. You can adjust the nozzle to focus the water and remove the oil residue effectively. This helps target the affected area.

Removing Oil Stains From Asphalt

Before firing up the pressure washer, it’s essential to prepare the stain properly. First and foremost, clear the surfaces of anything blocking the affected area. This could be your vehicles, toys, etc. After the space is clear, start by soaking up any excess oil with an absorbent material such as cat litter or baking soda.

Allow the absorbent material to sit on the stain for a few hours or overnight, depending on the severity of the stain. This helps to lift the oil from the surface and make it easier to remove during the pressure washing process. Once the absorbent material has done its job, it’s time to pressure wash.

For particularly stubborn stains, you may need additional tactics. Some homeowners find success using household items such as Coca-Cola or a mixture of baking soda and water to help break down the oil residue. Apply the solution to the stain and scrub with a stiff brush before rinsing with the pressure washer.

Parking lots and driveways with heavy traffic may benefit from regular maintenance to prevent oil stains from piling up. Power washing oil stains every now and then can help keep your asphalt looking its best and extend its lifespan. Additionally, promptly addressing any spills or leaks can help minimize the impact on your driveway’s appearance.

Applying pressure washing to the oil stain.

In conclusion, pressure washing is a highly effective method for removing oil stains from asphalt driveways. You can effectively remove stains and make your driveway look better by using the services of Buckeye Mobile Power Wash. Involving household cleaners and absorbent materials as well. With proper maintenance and prompt action, you can keep your asphalt looking clean and pristine for years to come.

Are you ready to see your property transform? Buckeye Mobile Power Wash is dedicated to providing our customers with the best experience possible. Contact us today to schedule and appointment for Spring 2024.

You will not be disappointed in the results we bring to your home or business.