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Miscellaneous Parrot Topics => The Cage => Topic started by: Meehlticket on January 02, 2014, 10:37:17 AM

Title: FLOORS!
Post by: Meehlticket on January 02, 2014, 10:37:17 AM
My parrots spend most of their time in our combination Florida room and screen porch.  Plenty of space to fly about, lots of things to perch on.  The floors are brick - not sealed, and epoxy covered cement.  Both materials, brick and epoxy covered cement are horrible to clean.  Scrubbing is always needed.  I use unprinted newsprint when most of the droppings fall.
Does anyone have one of those new floor cleaning machines?  Do they work on floors like this?  With droppings? 
I wouldn't, of course, use the cleaner that comes with the machines, but is heat, maybe vinegar added to water, and scrubbing enough?

The next long vacation I take will be in July.  I plan to have the floors pressure washed and an additional layer of UNPELLETED epoxy applied to both floors.  Does this may sense or am I going to go sliding about any time the floor is wet?

Any suggestions, trial and error experience, questions, comments are greatly welcome.

Title: Re: FLOORS!
Post by: maxsmom on January 02, 2014, 11:33:51 AM
Sorry no experience with this. Hope it works for you
Title: Re: FLOORS!
Post by: Julie T on January 02, 2014, 12:23:30 PM
I WISH I had a screen porch or bird room  :)

Good luck, I don't have suggestions to clean those materials, BUT, as you mentioned vinegar (with heat) I've read it can be toxic fumes to birds. Chemical reaction when vinegar gets heated. Thought I'd mention that.

Cute 'Too in a dress!
Title: Re: FLOORS!
Post by: Meehlticket on January 02, 2014, 02:54:19 PM
Thanks for the heads up about the vinegar... I guess I'll just use hot water...
I must admit, there have been times I've just brought in the hose and hosed down the room... but then I have to reset all the circuit breakers afterwards !  bzzzt, bzzzt, bzzzt :biglaughing: