Do you consider yourself a handy person whose workshop just so happens to be the garage? If so, you’re like many others out there who have attempted (that being the key word) countless projects and your garage’s floor shows the proof. You might think an oil spot here, a random stain there, and whatever that is over there, aren’t a big deal. After all, it’s just a garage, right? Wrong. Your garage can add great value to your home, especially when it is well kept and able to be quickly designated to a variety of uses.
Benefits of a Clean Garage Floor
Aside from simply looking nice, a clean garage floor can provide benefits that carry over to other parts of the home and your possessions.
- Reduces the possibility of accidents due to a slippery surface.
- Helps minimize dirt and debris from entering the home (if connected) and your possessions.
- Eliminate foreign objects that can cause damage, such as nails, screws, or other sharp objects that could end up in tires or causing physical injuries.
- Provides a pleasant view for potential home buyers.
Equipment to Get the Job Done Right
Sure, you could just use a toothbrush and some elbow grease like Forest and Bubba did in Forest Gump. However, even they ran out of the different ways to prepare shrimp before they were done with the floor and you probably would too. Not only would that method take incredibly too long, but it won’t do that great of a job with concrete being as porous as it is. A great tool to use to get the dirt and debris that has embedded itself in the concrete over time is a pressure washer, especially when combined with a degreasing solution. Once finished washing the floor down, it is important to remove the water with a large squeegee rather than letting it dry where contaminants could settle back in to the floor.
This is a project that can be completed in just a few hours even with sourcing the required equipment and the benefits will be well worth it.