As soon as the snow begins to fall, it is almost inevitable that your car will begin to track snow, slush, and water into your garage. If your garage doesn’t have a drain system or a sloped floor, it can be difficult to get rid of this muck before it damages the garage floor. This can also be a safety hazard, as snow melt can leave the floor slippery and increase the risk of someone slipping and hurting themselves. To keep your garage clean and dry this winter, here are a few helpful tips on how to eliminate this snow and slush.
Use a Squeegee
If you pull your car into your garage and realize you’ve tracked in some snow and slush with you, use a squeegee to get rid of it. Before closing your garage, squeegee the snow and slush right back outside.
Buy Garage Mats
If you are willing to spend a little money to eliminate snow melt in your garage, invest in garage mats! These mats come in all different shapes and sizes and can help to catch any snow or water that drips off your car before it reaches the garage floor. They also allow for easy cleanup with a squeegee or a vacuum. We recommend mats with borders to ensure the water stays on the mat and doesn’t leak off the sides onto the floor.
Save Your Cardboard Boxes
If you don’t want to pay for a solution, you can use cardboard boxes as a DIY version of a garage mat. Lay down flattened boxes in the area where you park your car and they will soak up most of the melted snow and trap any salt that may be left behind.
Brush Off Your Car Before Pulling Into The Garage
An easy way to eliminate snow and slush in your garage is to brush off your car before pulling in. This will keep the garage puddles to a minimum and help you avoid any damage to your garage floor.
Courtesy of Life Hack