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Remove Grease Stains from a Concrete Driveway

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    LESLIE: Listening in on News Talk 77, WABC, we’ve got Michelle calling from New York. What can we do for you today?

    MICHELLE: Hi, I have this terrible problem in my driveway with grease stains from the car, I believe. And I’m just wondering if you could give me some tips on how to have it removed.

    TOM: The first tip …

    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Is the car still leaking?

    TOM: (chuckling) Yeah, exactly. The first tip is fix the car.

    MICHELLE: Right, that’s for sure.

    TOM: TSP; trisodium phosphate. If it’s an older leak you can make a paste out of that with water. You can apply it to the driveway, let it sit there for a bit. And it has the effect of sort of drawing the grease out of the …

    LESLIE: It’s like a salve.

    TOM: … of the concrete. Exactly. Yep.

    MICHELLE: And is there a special store that I need to purchase this?

    TOM: No, it’s available at a hardware store or paint store. It’s called TSP. And if you go into the paint aisle and you ask the store personnel for it, they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. Very, very common and pretty effective when it comes to removing grease from concrete driveways.

    MICHELLE: OK, great. Sounds easy. Thank you very much.

    TOM: It is. You’re welcome, Michelle. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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