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Sanitizing stall mats?

I haven't had to sanitize stall mats before (other stable hands job, does not speak english plus I rarely see him) but want to at my board barn. I can't physically get them out of the stall and to the wash rack without major effort (suckers are heavy) so it would just be best to clean them in the stall. Basically mopping them. Would it be best you think to use soap and water, or a water/vinegar solution? Or is there something else?

Asked By: Emura - 1/15/2012
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this stuff is nontoxic and supposed to be safe. I used it in the pet grooming shop that i worked at. It works well. But i would still try to roll up the mats and take them to the wash bay, no matter what chemical or cleansing agent you use, you cant get the funk off without rinsing it away. Toughen up chick, you can do... More
Answered By: sheedalaadie - 1/15/2012
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Vinegar,water and soap in a spray .Shake every 5 sec.
Answered By: Katie Buckman - 1/15/2012
 
Soap/water won't kill all of the bacteria, though it will some. Vinegar/water will disinfect and you don't have the problem of fumes like you with bleach and other cleaners, but it does smell bad (if you're not a fan of vinegar like I am). Just for routine cleaning, vinegar/water is probably going to be easiest... More
Answered By: The Bard - 1/15/2012
 
Jeyes Fluid. Not seen it around for a while, but here in the UK it used to be used on every yard for disinfecting stables and horseboxes etc You might be able to find some in a hardware shop - people use it for clearing drains etc. http://www.jeyesfluid.com/
Answered By: Bubbles - 1/15/2012
 
I would suggest getting someone to help you pull them out of the stall to clean them. If you do them in the stall all the water and waste just goes under the mat and you will never get the stall to dry out. Once you get them out you might start with soap and water and finish with a vinegar solution. Just a thought, I... More
Answered By: donald - 1/15/2012
 
I used to work at a vet hospital, in the kennel. We used diluted bleach. It kills everything, and is not toxic to man nor beast.
Answered By: HBR - 1/15/2012
 
Dilute beach in a spray bottle. I use just enough to where you can smell it but it isn't strong.
Answered By: Kristin C - 1/15/2012
 
If they are not sealed then get someone to help you pull them out. If you do not have anyone then lift them one at a time and flip them over and liberally sprinkle lime flower underneath. This is a srong disinfectant and will remove odours... More
Answered By: foxhunter1949 - 1/15/2012
 
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