Cleaning Concrete Floors

A reader suggests ashes are good for oil spills when cleaning concrete floors.
By Bert Lemmon
January/February 1989
Add to My MSN

Cleaning concrete floors might force you do deal with something like this on occasion.
ILLUSTRATION: JAMENPERCY/FOTOLIA


Content Tools

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








Post a comment below.

 














Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here