The garage floor is usually left unfinished and looks like a simple concrete cover. It is usually used as a shelter for cars, motorcycles and bicycles in stock for all items that can not be kept at home, or laboratory to do all the “dirty work”, from welding to painting . Often end up on the floor substances that dirty, dust and debris of all kinds, and we must act quickly to clean the right way to prevent the stain penetrates in depth.

The most common stains are those that derive from the shelter of motor vehicles. While the mud brought in by bike, just wait for it to dry and sweep it away, stains engine oil, lubricant and antifreeze are a lot tougher. To prevent the concrete is dunk, treated and washed the car or bike so that leaks or drips. The stains on the concrete must be treated immediately, first trying to dry the excess fluid. If the stains are fresh, a good remedy is to remove the excess and dry with paper towels, then cover with cat litter in natural clay or silica gel : materials are highly absorbent, with a low price and easy availability. In the case of stains very oily and older, use a detergent for clothes pour undiluted on the stain and let it sit for a few hours. Then rub vigorously with a wet brush, dry and repeat until the stain is gone. Alternatively, pour the pure dish washing detergent, let stand and then pour boiling water. Brushed and rinsed, repeating if necessary. For a deeper treatment, compose a paste by mixing 6 parts of water, 6 parts of glycerin and 1 part of sodium citrate. Spread the mixture on the stain and add extra pasta when the layer is dry. After a week, rinse with water and remove the dried pasta with a spatula. or you can fat removal by evaporation: place a solvent for fats on the stain, cover all of sawdust or powder and let it evaporate. Repeat the treatment if after removing the stain persists talc. Pay special attention because the solvents are volatile, flammable, toxic, protect the airway, ensure the ventilation of the room and keep a fire extinguisher handy.

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If the garage floor is stained with rust, it should first remove any rusty object that is in contact with concrete. The stain should be brushed well and need to be removed any other loose particles, dust, dirt. Then the stain should be treated with an acid product. Many acids are handy and easy to have in your home: try hot lemon juice, lemon juice and borax 50% white vinegar or hot water and citric acid. Pour the juice or mixture on the stain, scratch, leave for half an hour and dried. Repeat until the stain is gone.

The garage is also a place where they often take the litter of cats or prepares an area reserved to the dog, the attendance of the animals, like children, can lead to having to clean the floors from dirt poop and pee In this case we removed as soon as possible and dry the solids and liquid so it does not stagnate on the floor. The area cleaned and dried so it must be covered with sawdust, preferably birch sawdust, drying in depth and disinfects After a few hours removed sawdust and proceed to the actual washing with bleach and water should be completely removed the source of the odor, or cleaning will not be as effective, and the animals will sniff the area as a new litter box for pee and prevent further shit out of place, make sure the animals are healthy (no intestinal parasites, cystitis, etc.), clean bedding so that they find a “clean bathroom” enriched environment of games and pastimes in order to release the energy, and above all, in the case of cats, follow the rule of Vicky Halls : “A litter-to-head over a” The use of synthetic hormones helps to feel reassured animals and soil less.

If there are stains of mold , must be identified the source of moisture that allows their formation. Mold can reveal damage caused by seepage or leakage from the pipes of the water system. Once the cause is resolved moisture, treat the patch of mold by brushing vigorously with one part bleach and three of water. It is important to wear protective gloves and a face mask to prevent burns and other damage. After having washed and sanitized, dry the area by removing the water with a rag and if possible with a powerful vacuum cleaner, and dry cloth with sawdust. Dry the floor is important to dehydrate the cement so that the mold does not take root short.