cleaning up coal dust

cleaning up coal dust

PostBy: faster horses 001 On: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:22 pm

Our house had an old coal furnace. We are remodeling the basement and when we took out the ceiling, it was full of coal dust. Got all over everything, including the new basement floor. We are having a problem getting the floor clean. Is there a product we could get that would do a good job of cleaning this up? And how should we go about doing it? Mopping it up?

Thank you in advance for your reply.
faster horses 001

PostBy: Mlou On: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:38 pm

Do not use a mop, water will just make it into mud. Use a shopvac with a good (drywall type) air filter. For the record, this would be from bituminous coal, not anthracite.

PostBy: Guest On: Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:57 pm

Our contractor already tried a mop; not being familiar with coal dust. So now what? Lots of soap and water?