Cleaning Concrete Floors

A reader suggests ashes are good for oil spills when cleaning concrete floors.
By Bert Lemmon
January/February 1989
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Cleaning concrete floors might force you do deal with something like this on occasion.
ILLUSTRATION: JAMENPERCY/FOTOLIA


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Don’t throw out your woodstove or fireplace ashes. Sieved through an old window screen, they can be mixed with clean, dry sawdust for a good compound to soak up oil when you're cleaning concrete floors.

Bert Lemmon
White Pigeon, Michigan








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