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Cleaning Up Diesel Fuel

December 9, 2018

What can I use to clean up diesel fuel?


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December 20, 20180 found this helpful

Hopefully you are asking about cleaning up a small spill.

  • It is usually recommended to use an absorbent like regular cat litter (not scoopable) to absorb the liquid. Spread on spill; wait 30 minutes and sweep up. Repeat at least once. Dispose of litter properly - usually at a designated place in your area.
  • Then you can use something called Greased Lightening or blue Dawn dish-washing liquid as they are capable of cutting the petroleum and washing away the remaining diesel. Use a stiff brush or broom to clean it up. Rinse with several layers of fresh water.
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February 14, 20190 found this helpful

Naa all u need is washing up neat washing up liquid onto the spill scrub with a hard brush leave for a while the spray off with water repeat a couple of times....gone!!!

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September 8, 20190 found this helpful

Large drops in a workshop as well as the contaminated soil

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December 6, 20190 found this helpful

At the most a pint of diesel fuel on the floor of a garage

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December 6, 20190 found this helpful

I spilled a quart of diesel fuel on my garage on the floor. Tried to wipe it up and then sprayed water to try to completely dissolve it.

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The smell is Very strong yet it appears on the floor the diesel is gone what can I do to get rid of the smell.?

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March 27, 20170 found this helpful

Nascar uses Tide

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December 5, 2010

How do I get the smell of diesel out of my house after my indoor boiler leaked?

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If diesel fuel has been spilled on a piece of wooden furniture or wooden flooring or construction, the odors and fumes may remain a long time. Odor absorbing materials like baking soda, charcoal and kitty litter can help to minimize the smell but it could be difficult to remove it entirely.

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