Cleaning advice needed

So the people that lived here before me left a grease spot on the back patio and the man that cleaned the unit didn’t clean it. I’ve just been avoiding it because I have no idea how to clean it up. How would you go about removing a grease spot off concrete? It’s about a foot in both directions and thick and has washers and nuts stuck to it. It’s like he was working on a motor or something and the grease leaked out. I ordered a heavy brush to scrub it with and I bought some cleanser. Is that what you would use? How would you go about getting that off of there?

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Maybe try oven cleaner. spray it on and give it a try

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oven cleaner is a great idea

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Dish soap, Dawn, is great at removing grease. It might take a few times, but should clean up a lot.

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I actually have dawn, ok i’ll try that

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Put sand on it as this will absorb the grease and then scrub with soapy water

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@Leaf , Dawn liquid dishwashing soap and hot water are best for grease.

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I scrubbed and scrubbed and at the bottom of the mess it’s like cement caked on. I’m gonna need a tool to get that off.

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Razor blade?

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a scraper of some kind yes, a paint scraper would work I think

what I want to know is what the hell is this stuff and what were these people doing on their patio to make such a horrible mess? And why did they just leave it there?

When I went to the store I bought a razor blade scraper. I think that will get the rest of the crap off of there. I’ll try it in the morning and see what happens.

Brake cleaner is amazing on any kind of grease or oil stain

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The razor blade scraper worked, good idea, thanks!

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It was probably grease from a BBQ?

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Idk, we aren’t supposed to have BBQ’s on our patios, but I wouldn’t put it past these slobs.

Yeah I agree with @ZombieMombie
Try Dawn.
That ought to do the trick.

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I used dawn and got a lot of the top layers up, then I got down to this cement layer. It was making me gag and it wouldn’t scrub up, I finally went and got a razor scraper and got it up. Now I’m going to go back over it with more dawn and some hot water. Hopefully that will get it.

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I would try dawn liquid detergent, like they do on wildlife in oil spills. There’s probably something more specific, if you call Home Depot or menards or something.

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