Garage: Sweep Dirt and Salt from Garage Floor

Routine Care

Sweep dirt and salt from garage floor

Dirt from the garage is easily tracked inside, leading to carpet wear, air-borne dust, etc.

In areas where road salt is used to melt ice, garage floors may begin to flake as the salt seeps into the concrete.

Timing: April (yearly)

How To

Using a broom, garden hose or power washer, sweep out dirt and accumulated road salt from the floor of the garage. Be careful though that you don’t wash the road salt onto areas of grass or shrubbery, otherwise, the road salt can damage these areas.


The benefits of this task is less wear and tear on your home from tracked in dirt.


The cost of this task is very low from an investment of time standpoint. Depending on the size of your garage, it is estimated that this task should take about 30-60 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required, however a power washer can help speed up the task.


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