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Extracting oil stains from driveways?

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    I was thinking about attacking this market pretty hard because alot of people have oil stains. I've found several formulas for removing pretty much all of them ending with pressure washing the area. I have 3,500 PSI belt with a 13 h.p. Honda. I planned on charging materials X2 plus $50 per hour. Anyone else do this?
  2. CCPC

    CCPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    What's your formula for oil stain removal? A good degreaser, and hot water works well, but for me, there is still usually some sort of shadowing left behind.
    Also, I think your hourly rate is way too low for these kinds of services.
  3. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    Sawdust, cat litter, and turpentine. Yes my rate is low but I live in an area full of tight wads and its hard as hell to get work as it is.

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