How to Stop Slippery Floors

Written by mel frank | 13/05/2017
How to Stop Slippery Floors
Stop slippery floors by using a homemade floor cleaner. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Slippery floors are a common problem and are typically a result of the wrong cleaning products. Many commercial products are effective in removing dirt and build-up, but the cleaners leave behind a residue of their own that gives you a dangerous, slippery floor surface. Use something that will remove the residue and also change your cleaning solution so the problem does not reoccur in the future.

Mix 1 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon water in a cleaning bucket.

Dip your mop into this vinegar water mixture, wring the mop out and wipe the mop over your flooring. The vinegar will cut through and remove the slippery build-up, and diluting the vinegar with water makes it safe for use on any hard floor surface that has the slippery residue.

Continue until your entire floor is cleaned with the vinegar water and allow it to air dry. Repeat if you notice any leftover slippery residue.

Use the vinegar water as your all-purpose floor cleaner in place of whatever cleaning solution is leaving behind that slippery residue.

Things you need

  • White vinegar
  • Bucket
  • Mop

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