i had a 2.34 gallon jug of Costco Laundry Detergent fall off the washer &
break. I wasn't around when it happened & i just found out when i walked
into the laundry room & literally stuck to the floor! There's about a
millimeter thick layer of this dried stuff on the floor, it's like glue. Is
there anything short of lots & lots of towels & hot water? anyone have any
handy tips or recommendations? i'd be eternally grateful.
Maybe rent a wet/dry vac and re wet with water and then vacuum it up.
It'll probably take several attempts to get it all. Good luck! I've
found it's nearly as hard to clean up spilled liquid soap as it is
Try to scrape/scoop up as much as you possibly can. If you add water
to it, you will be in there *forever*, trying to get it all up!
Once you've got the majority of it up, use rubbing alcohol on towels
or paper towels to get up the remainder.
I know retail stores use a granular substance that quickly absorbs
spills, but I'm not sure what it is called. A store like Home Depot
or Menards may have a similar product.
How about scraping with something like a putty knife? Maybe water
or another solvent would help.
You might get the rest with a pump-up sprayer in one hand and the
wand of a wet-dry vac or carpet cleaner in the other hand, but the
machine would have to vent the soap bubbles outdoors. Otherwise, a
string mop and wringer bucket might be the most efficient method.
You could also wipe with several wet towels, put them into a bucket
of water, dump them into the washer to spin, and use them again.
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No easy way out. I'd sprinkle a liberal amount of play sand on a section and use
putty knife to mix the sand into the detergent. The sand should offer lots of
for the detergent to stick to. The mix should become lumpy and somewhat brittle.
It can be
scooped up with a wide putty knife--or even a strong cooking spatula.
I'm suggesting sand because of its weight, but saw dust or kitty litter might
work. By all
means hold off on using water for as long as you can.
Please, report on how the cleanup goes because this happens more often than we
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