Use Hot Water As a Floor Cleaner

Water is a universal solvent that can be used as a floor cleaner.
August/September 2003
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/floor-cleaner-zm0z03zsie.aspx




The next time you need to wash your tiled or linoleum-covered kitchen floor, try this tip: Before you grab your mop, grab your tea kettle. That's right.

Water is a universal solvent and, once heated, it does a great job of loosening most of the food-based grime on a kitchen floor. Pour a little bit of boiling water on the dirtiest spots on your floor. Let it stand for a few minutes. I use this method and then mop with just hot tap water mixed with dishwashing detergent. When I'm done, the floor looks spotless, the kitchen doesn't stink of chemicals, and I haven't spent money on expensive cleaners. This method is good for the environment.

HEIDI M. DOUGLASS
Berkley, Massachusetts