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    • xyz123
    • By xyz123 6th Aug 18, 9:38 AM
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    Bin spill on driveway
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    Bin spill on driveway 6th Aug 18 at 9:38 AM
    Hi, our bin man decided to drag some bin bags across our concrete driveway. Looks like one had split a bit and spilled liquid on driveway which is now smelling. Liquid is dry now with sun so any suggestions on how to easily remove smell (I can get a hose and brush but asking if there is an easier way). Many thanks
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    My husband jokingly suggested a toothbrush and paste but then he remembers all the pranks and punishments HM Forces could come up with!

    Seriously, a dustpan brush and a bucket of warm soapy water couldn't be much easier, could it? The next downpour will wash away any lasting residue.
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    A power washer, if you don't have 1 does a friend/neighbour have 1 you could borrow.
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    I generally squirt washing up liquid over the area, scrub in with a small amount of water, leave for an hour or two then scrub and wash with loads of water. Gets rid of stains and smells.
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    Bucket of water and a brush. Unless its oily it should be easy to remove.
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    Thanks all...
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