Do you struggle with keeping your garage floor clean and sorted?
Do you know how to clean the garage floor?
Or are you wadding in the quicksand of tools, bikes and gardening equipment, with no way out?
Can you even see your garage floor?
Below we tell our secrets in the simple guide: How to clean the garage floor.
Step 1. Get everything out and organised
The first step is getting ready to organise your garage.
Spend the morning or day sorting through belongings kept in your garage. This can often be filled to the brim with junk you no longer want to store inside. Now is the time to be ruthless and remove the excess clutter.
Divide items into three piles – to keep – to throw – to donate and remove the unwanted items quickly.
Next it’s time to measure up and decide on storage possibilities for your remaining items.
You’ll find more information about organising your garage in our blog post here: Quick Steps For Organising Your Garage.
But don’t jump ahead just yet. The most ideal time to clean the garage floor is whilst everything is removed.
Step 2. Sweep the floor clean
To clean the floor, you must first remove all dust and debris that may have built up. A simple sweep is the answer.
Step 3. Spray out the garage with water
Grab your garden hose and any attachments you may have. If you own a pressure hose or can borrow one from friends or family, that’s even better
Turn the water up to full force and spray the garage floor. Start at the back of the garage and work your way towards the garage door. This ensures that the water will drain out effectively.
Step 4. Scrub the floor with a stiff brush
Pick your choice of floor cleaner/degreaser and get to work scrubbing with a stiff brush with a long handle. These products are very strong but are often necessary to remove oil and grease stains from the garage floor.
You’ll need to use a lot of elbow grease, but keep scrubbing. It may take some time, but eventually the grease will begin to lift and you’ll see the clean floor beneath.
Step 5. Rinse the garage floor
Finally, you need to rinse the garage floor to remove all residue of cleaner/degreaser and soap scum. Once again, if you can use a pressure hose you’ll get the best results.
Otherwise turn your garden hose up full force and use a finger over the nozzle to direct the water sharply.
And you’re done!
We hope you found our tips on how to clean the garage floor useful.