Cleaning Cow Manure off of Tile
Many people who live on farms have a mud room on the front or back part of their home. Many of these rooms have tile or wood floors. Even if you’re not tracking the cow manure all over the house, you will want to clean up your mud room on occasion. Here’s a failsafe way of getting rid of the cow manure on your tile.
What you will need:
- Mop bucket
- Vinegar and water solution (50/50)
- Baking soda
- You will want to make sure that you have a mop that is solely for this purpose, because the smell of cow manure can get into everything if you’re not careful. Fill your mop bucket (or another bucket) with the vinegar and water solution.
- Take your mop and mop the floor as you usually would, with the solution. You will note that this solution has quite a strong smell. That’s why you use the vinegar and water mixture rather than traditional soap or other standard remedies. The smell of the vinegar (and its natural cleaning properties) will eat away at any of the cow manure stench you may have on the tile.
- Allow the floor to air dry; if there are windows, open them up to help speed up the process.
- Take the baking soda and sprinkle it over the whole area before you go to bed (so you don’t have to worry about anyone stepping on it). Allow it to sit overnight.
- Mop the area again in the morning, this time with regular water. At this point, most of the cow manure smell should be almost totally gone and your floors should be spotless. If not, allow it to sit for a few days and then repeat the process.