Cleaning Concrete Floors

A reader suggests ashes are good for oil spills when cleaning concrete floors.
January/February 1989
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/cleaning-concrete-floors-zmaz89jfzraw.aspx
Cleaning concrete floors might force you do deal with something like this on occasion.


ILLUSTRATION: JAMENPERCY/FOTOLIA

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