How to Remove Oil Spills

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Things You'll Need

  • Long handle floor scraper

  • Flour

  • Broom

  • Dustpan

Oil spills in the garage or driveway can be a hazard. Oil is a combustible material. Thus, this can simply catch on fire. In addition, oil if consumed, can make animals or small children ill. If you have an oil leak from your vehicle or an accidental spill occurred, you should clean the mess up right away. Nevertheless, within one hour, you can completely remove the oil spill for the safety of you as well as your family.


Step 1

Sprinkle the flour over the oil spill. Cover the spill evenly and completely. When you finish, the ground will be white without any traces of oil. You could use a flour sifter or a small colander for an even sprinkle.

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Step 2

Wait for roughly 45 minutes. The flour requires time to soak up the oil.


Step 3

Use the floor scraper to remove the flour. Push the flour into a pile. Strip off all of the powered substance. The flour and oil will mix like a paste.

Step 4

Sweep the loose flour into the dustpan and throw away. Scrape any left-on flour off the floor and remove.

Step 5

Repeat if some oil remains.


Throw away the flour and oil mixture in a safe container.


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