We normally only consider the danger posed by mold in our homes, but with 55% of Americans spending 1-2 hours each week in their garage doing hobbies and other activities, it is time we seriously considered the danger posed by mold and damp in the garage.
You may have just spent the last few months having to squeegee out your garage due to snow melt. Snow melt in a garage can damage possessions, cause damp and moisture that can result in mold, and creates a safety risk as people may slip. Make this the last winter that you must deal with this problem by following our suggestions below:
Are you tired of having to drain your garage after every storm? Does snow melt and run down your driveway and into your garage? Do you end up with excessive water in the garage after every rainfall?
If these are common problems, you should invest in a garage floor flood barrier. These are designed to stop water pooling in the garage and keep water away from the garage floor.
Mold is the common term for over 300,000 different fungi. The spores of this microorganism are invisible and travel through the air until they land on a moist surface. They can reproduce and multiply so rapidly that mold-growth can quickly become out of control. These mold grows come in a range of colors, can have an unpleasant odor, and can in some cases be dangerous to health. Below we will detail how this mold is caused and how to prevent it.
We all know that space is at a premium, and with house prices continuing to rise, renovating and repurposing a second garage is a great opportunity to add extra value to your home, and increase functionality.
Here are just a few ideas on what you could use your second garage for:
Renting office space can be a costly burden to a fledgling company, and working out of your home can be inconvenient, but thankfully converting your garage is both reasonably priced and relatively simple job. Follow this handy guide for help converting your garage from a place to store cars and junk to a high-quality office.
Playing music is a great way to socialise, let off some steam, and develop yourself. Sadly, band practice usually requires a lot of space and makes a lot of noise. This can often leave you with one option; practice in the garage! But no-one wants band practice to be interrupted by angry neighbours, or worse, the police! Soundproofing keeps neighbours happy and lets musicians focus on their craft.
Garages are often used to store vehicles, tools, chemicals, decorations and other miscellaneous items. For those with young, curious kids, the garage can appear to be a treasure trove of fun and adventure, and this has the potential to result in injuries. Our handy list below will help you identify the hazards in your garage and help you to minimize the risks.
The garage is an ideal location for mold growth. Mold requires excess moisture and organic material. Flooding, standing water, rain, leaks in roofs, and damaged pipes all contribute to the garage having excess moisture. Wood, paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles and fabrics in the garage provide the organic material mold needs to thrive on. If you follow the recommendations outlined below, mold in our garage will become a thing of the past.
Your garage takes up a sizeable portion of your home’s square footage, yet often this is an under-utilized space, with many Americans not making the most of their garage’s potential. Below are a series of strategies proven to work, that will improve your garage and make it an invaluable part of your home.
It is well-known that fitting new windows and doors, painting the outside of your home, and even landscaping the garden are all ways of increasing the value of your home and giving it real curb appeal. One of the less well-known ways though is through a garage makeover. Investing a small amount of time and money can make a big impact on how your home looks and increase its selling potential. Below are a few ideas to help you transform your garage from a bland space to a selling feature of your home.
The holidays are a great time to relax with family and friends and give thanks for all you have, but one part of the holidays which is always a hassle is getting the decorations in and out of storage. Whether it is Halloween, Easter or Christmas, make your holidays stress-free by following these simple tips for holiday decoration storage.