Garages are the ideal place to store belongings, sheltering them from the elements to keep them in pristine condition. However, when left over a substantial period, dust can settle on them and affect their condition.
With this in mind, our expert team have put together a helpful list of tips to limit the amount of dust your garage accumulates, to keep your belongings intact.
What causes garage dust?
One of the major causes of dust in the garage is concrete. When concrete is sealed incorrectly, moisture, oil and grease can seep inside, break down the concrete and produce cement dust. This dust can then become disrupted and cover any stored belongings through the simple act of walking or driving a vehicle through the garage.
However, it’s not just concrete dust you have to worry about. Here are a few other common causes:
- Pet Fur
- Dead Skin
- Bits of Material
How do I remove dust from my garage?
If your garage is suffering from a dust layer or two, and it’s affecting the items you store in there, the following techniques could help deal with the problem:
1. Clean with a Tea Towel
Inspect the concrete in your garage and, paying close attention to the walls and floor, remove any powdery white marks you can see. Then, using a microfibre dust cloth, wipe down all the surfaces to remove any dust which has settled. Avoid using a broom or vacuum cleaner as these will simply push the dust around.
2. Clean with Vinegar and Water Solution
Pour equal parts of water and vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the solution on the area that has the cement dust Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then wipe down the surfaces with a soft cloth. Rinse and repeat until all the dust has been collected. To finish, wet a clean cloth and wipe down the surfaces to remove the vinegar solution.
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3. Use An Air Filter & Door Seal
To clean the air in your garage, try adding a filter over any air vents or grilles you have inside your garage. Most of these work by blocking airborne particles, such as dust, which should help eliminate the problem.
4. Seal The Concrete
To stop your concrete producing excess dust, make sure you seal every concrete surface in your garage using a penetrating concrete sealer. When using the sealer, apply it directly into the concrete as it will not work correctly if it’s used elsewhere.
By following these simple steps, you should be able to reduce the build-up of dust in your garage, enabling you to make the most of your space without worrying about your items getting covered in dust.
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