Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Fort Worth, TX works in all sorts of garages in many kinds of homes. One thing they all seem to have in common is a tendency to gather dust like no other space in the house. Believe it or not, there are things you can do to help you get rid of dust in the garage.
What Is Dust, Exactly?
Have you ever stopped to think what dust actually is? It’s such a commonplace thing that we don’t realize it’s really a combination of lots of different particles:
- Skin cells
- Pet dander
- Clothing fibers
- Bits of wood or stone
As you can imagine, these elements are available in abundance in your garage. The worst culprit for dust in your garage is actually cement flakes from your floor as it wears down. As these tiny particles swirl through the air, they eventually settle on surfaces when the air is still enough. Your garage is probably not trafficked frequently and therefore is an easy place for dust to settle down.
Before you get too grossed out and give up, rest assured that it is possible to get rid of dust in the garage. You’ll want to start by cleaning up, both in general and in terms of dusting. Any old clutter that’s lying about, especially cardboard, can be a source of mold and needs to go.
You also want to dust the room from top to bottom, making sure to get into all the corners and knock down the cobwebs. After everything has had time to settle down, sweep the floor really well. Make sure you get all the loose concrete up so you’re prepared for the next step.
Seal the Floor
To help prevent further concrete dust from building up, you should consider sealing your concrete floor. After sweeping, mop the floor thoroughly, let it dry, then apply a sealant as a protective barrier. This will not only help with dust, it will also extend the life of floor by preventing further breaking down of the concrete.
Now that you’ve gotten the garage clean and dust free, you want to do everything you can to prevent it from coming back. If you have central heating and air tied to your garage, make sure that all your filters are changed on a regular schedule of 30-90 days, depending on your filters. If it’s not, consider getting an ionic filter or another stand-alone system that will remove loose particles from the air before they can settle.
Contact Us To Seal Up Your Garage Door
Another way to prevent excessive dust is to limit the amount of outside dust by making sure your door is sealed properly. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Fort Worth, Texas has you covered in this regard! Give us a call anytime and we’ll gladly come out and inspect your garage door seals. As part of our regular garage door services, we can repair any gaps and even install new seal if needed.