3 TIPS ON HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GARAGE FLOOR
When you pull into your garage after a long day of work the last
thing you want to do is look at those horrible oil stains from your
dripping car, or those awful, black, tire marks that are made every
time you come in. Just like your living room floor, you want to keep
your garage floor clean too. Sometimes it can seem like a dreadful thing to do. With these tips I will show you easy ways to have a clean and keep a clean garage floor.
1. Kitty Litter
With those pesky oil stains the first thing you need to do is pour kitty
litter on it. There are alternative, more expensive oil absorbers, but kitty
litter is cheap and does the exact same thing. By just pouring a handful on the
spot and waiting a few minutes you can sweep it up and the oil will be gathered
Now that the main collection of oil is gone you will be left with a black
stain in the middle of your floor. Grab some Dawn dish soap from under your sink
and get a bucket of hot water, boiling if you’re able to. Mix the Dawn and hot
water together and pour it on the spot. Grab a brush and scrub it into the
stain, after minutes the stain should start to disappear.
2. Pressure Washer
If you have stains that have been there for years the above methods might
take a longer time to get rid of. If you have access to a pressure washer or are
able to rent one from your local hardware store, get it and hook it up to your
garden hose. Spray on the spot directly after you have let your Dawn dish soap
sit for a few minutes. If the pressure washer isn’t an option you can get a
nylon brush to scrub the spot.
3. Tire Marks
These take longer to get rid of. For those tire marks get a cleaner that is
high in “Orange Concentrate.” Just leave it on for 1-2 hours then do the steps
above. The orange concentrate will lift those tire marks off and leave your
floor looking brand new.
Keeping your garage floor clean is just as imperative as anything else.
Letting oil, rust and other stains remain on the concrete can weaken its base
and cause it to crack. Use those methods and keep money in your pocket and car
feeling happy every time it pulls into the garage.