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scottlawns

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today i blew a hydro line on a really nice driveway...any pointers on getting this stuff up or do i just pay what it takes to get it fixed?i am insured but really dont want to make a claim..(inless its alot)<p>thankyou<br>scottlawns
 

Guido

LawnSite Silver Member
I know someone will probobly jum on the enviornmental issue, but if you don't give a $hit, simple green straight will clean it up. Soak up the most you can by rubbing in some sorb-it or cat litter or sand with your foot. It should work!<p>----------<br>&quot;guido&quot;<br>David M. Famiglietti
 
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scottlawns

Guest
thanks guido...ill give it a try.<p>thanks again<br>scottlawns
 

HOMER

LawnSite Gold Member
Try a 2x4 and oil dry(cat litter). Scrub(woops!)the area like you were sanding it prior to paint. I cleaned my driveway once using this method and it worked better than just waiting for it to absorb.<p>Homer
 

Alan

Member
Briggs & Stratton has a super oil absorbent. I've seen it demonstrated and used it myself. If you can find a Briggs dealer who has it it will probably save your butt on this one if the oil hasn't penetrated too far.
 

Alan

Member
There must ahve been a curse on this thread, today I poked a hole in a can of bar & chain oil in the back of the truck. Dribbled on a customers lot, I used the B & S stuff on it and it seemed to come right up
 

MOW ED

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
N.E. Wisconsin
If its really bad you can use a pressure washer, but I'd try using straight Dawn dishwashing liquid and a stiff brush first. Try to stay away from the insurance claim if you can, let the homeowner know you are insured but will they give you a chance to clean it up. Good Luck
 

Ricky

LawnSite Member
Location
W. Ky Zone 7
When I worked on the Fire Dept. we carried peat moss on the trucks for petro. spills. It's cheap and easy to get, works great!
 
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