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How to Clean a Garage Floor

Posted on November 16th, 2020

At Absolute Garage Builders we take pride in providing the very best garage construction services close to Chicago. And once we construct your garage, we also want to help you keep it clean and in tip-top shape the year around, and that includes your garage floor.

Because of its durability, concrete is a good option for garage flooring, but the unfortunate thing about concrete is that unless it’s sealed, it’s highly porous, and it’s very easy for grease, rust stains and dirt to accumulate over time.

If you’re like most of us, you don’t always have time to clean up the mess, but once you get around to it, here’s a quick, 6-step process for cleaning your garage floor.

  1. Clear the floor of anything that’s not nailed down. This includes cars, bikes, lawn equipment and the like.
  2. Cover drywall and electrical outlets. Pin or tape a plastic drop cloth at least three feet up from the floor to prevent staining walls and damaging outlets.
  3. Sweep the floor. Obviously, this removes accumulated dust and dirt.
  4. Mix a cleaning solution. You can purchase degreasing solutions or you can make your own by mixing 1/3 cup of detergent per gallon of warm water.
  5. Scrub the floor. Pour the solution on the floor and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to absorb grease and dirt. Then scrub to remove stains. We suggest using an inexpensive deck broom with short, thick bristles.
  6. Rinse the solution away. For this step you can simply use a high pressure nozzle attached to your garden hose.

These six steps should do the trick, and when you’re ready for garage construction services close to Chicago, always think first of The Garage Guys at Absolute Garage Builders.

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