When most people think about cleaning their garage, they think about some of the more obvious tasks: They clean up any cobwebs that may be strewn about; they organize all of the boxes that are already stacked about; they put loose items in boxes to be stored for now. All of these things are important, of course, but how often do you look down and think to clean the floor of your garage. Probably not often, but you definitely should.
Benefits of cleaning your garage’s floor
That giant slab of concrete that your garage calls a floor needs to be kept clean for a variety of reasons:
- It will end up going longer without cracks and breaks, which saves you money on repairs and helps maintain your home’s value.
- It will be safer if you have pets, as you don’t have to worry about them getting into grimes and chemicals when they’re in the garage.
- It will appear nicer, as a clean floor has a dramatic effect on the look of your garage.
How do I clean my garage’s floor?
There are a few different ways you can go about doing this. The first step, regardless of how you go about it, is to sweep or vaccuum all of the loose stuff that is littered all over the floor. From there, you have a few different options: You can invest in a degreaser / cleaner, and either mop or hand scrub the floor with it. This is a very cost effective option that can be very effective at cleaning the floor of your garage. The other option is to rent or buy a pressure washer. You can save money with cold water pressure washer, but a hot water pressure washer will do a much better job in cleaning and degreasing. (Note: Depending on where you live, you may not be able to use chemicals with your pressure washer as they aren’t allowed to drain in the street. Lookup laws specific to your city before doing this.)
Whichever method you choose, you’ll be making a smart choice!