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15 August 2010 @ 09:23 am
Substitute cleaning solution  
I have a Hoover Floormate, this one to be precise, and I'm wondering about cleaning solutions to use with it. The Hoover brand cleaner is $20 and I already have a ton of other types of floor cleaners. In the manual it says to not use solvent based cleaners. I tried to google it to figure out what that means/ what I can use and I'm coming up short.  My husband said solvent means degreaser but he isn't the best source of cleaning advice.

Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on August 15th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
Solvents are solutions that dissolve things. Now, that includes water, which chances are good that your floor cleaner is not actually disallowing. Most likely, they mean degreasers, Pine-Sol and the like.
hownowmoocow on August 16th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
I wouldn't have thought about Pinesol. Thank you!
Headed for a Breakdowntakenbylovely on August 15th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
I always used vinegar in mine.
hownowmoocow on August 16th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
How much vinegar do you use per quart of water?
m.alohamelly on August 15th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
I used water and vinegar in mine.
An Unquiet Mindtwoapennything on August 15th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
I love BioKleen Citrus Essence Bac-Out Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. I know - it's a long name. It does not have any petroleum based solvents. I use it on my wood floors and my tile. It smells really fresh and good.