Does your garage smell like a garage? Summertime is the ideal opportunity to clear the air and start fresh.
As I’ve mentioned before, if you have a slatwall system and polyaspartic flooring, cleaning the garage is a breeze. But regardless of what kinds of walls or flooring you have, there are a few things you need to do to minimize dirt and odours:
Keep rodents away:
- Seal up any spaces where animals can enter. Have a good look at the walls and the ceiling. Mice can get in through the tiniest holes.
- If you must keep garbage in your garage, make sure the bins are well sealed and you wash the containers regularly to get rid of any “come to dinner” smells.
- Look for white spots on the walls, which indicate dampness. Mildew and mould can form and cause odours and health problems.
- Check the roof on a garage that is separate from the house. Mould can also form from water coming in through the shingles
Prevent chemicals odours
- Sort through any hazardous products in the garage and dispose of anything you don’t need.
- Make sure lids are secure on gas containers or smelly solvents. It’s best to keep this sort of thing behind doors in a cabinet.
Another important thing to note is if you have a room above your garage, make sure your garage is properly drywalled and sealed. Dangerous (and odourless) carbon monoxide gas can escape into your room.
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