leek on driveway

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    one of my customers called and said my tractor left a oil stain on her drive way and said i'm responsible to get it out. i'm shure that when i left there was nothing on the drive way. what should i do
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    if they are a customer, especially of good one, i would atleast go take a look at it.What kind of pavement do they have, blacktop, concrete, pavers? How large of a stain are we talking here, drips, puddles?
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    <b>leek on driveway</b>

    What is a vegetable doing on her driveway?? :rolleyes:

    Oh, you mean leak. SORRY, but I just couldn't resist! :p

    At 15 shouldn't you be in school today
  4. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Are you sure it isn't hydro oil ... think about the problems you had last week ! :)
  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    You should go and look at the spot(s). They are not hard to clean up. This is one of the pros for parking in the street if at all safely possible. Let us know what you find.

  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I would agree, I would at least take a look at it.
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    apply cat litter or oil dry and grind it into the leak area with your foot, real good.

    sweep it up and walk away.

  8. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Geo is correct on this.
  9. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Use some sand, or take some dishwasher soap, put some on the spot and then spray the soap and spot with a hose, then you could take a broom n kinda scrub it a bit, at least thats what i do when I seal coat driveways.

  10. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    Since it is your customer, I believe I would have already been on the way over there to see what the problem was and to take care of it. Fresh oil spots are not that difficult to clean up, and even if it was left by the UPS driver, you might consider cleaning it up. Makes for good customer relations.


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