Showing posts with label garage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garage. Show all posts

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Why You Should Have A Clean Garage


Storing unused items in the garage may seem like a good idea, until you need to use your garage! Continue reading to see the top five reasons a clean garage is important and get tips and tricks on how to get your garage clean and organized!

Although rain water isn't inherently hard on your car, some elements left behind after the rain has evaporated can be concerning. Dirt, dust and other small particles can be left on your vehicle and cause your car to lose its shine.
 Acid rain is defined as “rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution.”
Acid rain can occur in a lot of places, more commonly found in the Northeastern United States. The pattern of high acidity is caused by large numbers of cities, the dense population, and the concentration of power and industrial plants. Not to say acid rain doesn't occur anywhere else. Wind carries pollution. The best protection for your car in your vigilance. Making sure to keep your garage clean and clear to ensure your car can sit nicely in covered protection during every storm is your best bet to keep that shine as long as possible. 

There's no better feeling that needing something and knowing EXACTLY where to get it! Keeping your garage organized may seem like a big job but you'll be happy you did it! Having all your tools, garden tools, hoses, ladders etc all in specific places will prevent getting frustrated from having to dig deep into a mess to try and find what you need. Check out THIS handy and inexpensive garage storage organization rack! Totes are also a great tool to help you stay organized. Especially when it comes to storing holiday decorations!

Aw, HAIL! A rain and hail storm just welcomed itself to your city and you parked outside! Damage caused by hail can include dents, broken windows, cracked windshields, and if they are large enough, even engine damage! Not to mention the high winds that accompany storms. Powerful winds can cause trees to fall right where you decided to park your car. Make sure your garage it accessible to protect your car from Mother Nature!

And I'm not talking about those cute little ones who dig through your trash. I'm talking about actually thieves. The one who break your windows to steal your electronics, cash, cards or even your identity. If you leave your car out of your garage overnight, you may be unknowingly welcoming these lowlifes to steal your belongings. Parking in a garage makes your car inaccessible and ensures that what is yours, stays yours!

Having your garage clean, clear and organized can protect more than just your car! Creating a space where you can safely store tools, lawn mower, leaf blowers, weed eaters and more will protect these items. Having them safely stored away prevents rust from the rain, someone stealing them or even someone hitting them with their car! 

Remember, cleaning out your garage is beneficial in so many ways! Disposing of boxes, bags, old Christmas decorations and so much more opens up some much space! Call Bin There Dump That @ 404-692-2838 to learn more about dumpster rentals

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Friday, 4 January 2019

Flooded Garage Cleanup

Flooded Garage Cleanup: 15 Tips and Practices

Floods are among the most destructive natural hazards. Learning about the best practices to prevent, clean and restore flood damage in your home is essential in order to minimize accidents, health problems, and the need for costly repairs.

Common Causes of Garage Flooding

Flooding can be a nightmare for every homeowner. Not only is it difficult to deal with, but repairing flood damage is also a very expensive undertaking. 
The garage is among the parts of a home that are most prone to flood damage. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to deal with it. 
But before we jump into that, let us first talk about the most common causes of garage flooding.

Sewage Flooding 

Sewer flooding can happen for a number of reasons. For instance, there could be a failure of the sewerage, too much pressure, or blockage in the drainage pipes
These problems are often triggered by bad weather conditions, such as when too much rainwater enters the sewers from surrounding houses, roads and land. 
Sewage leaks can happen from underneath the garage and seep up, causing water damage inside the garage. 

Burst Water Pipes 

Fresh water pipes (which are located in the yard) that supply water to a house can burst, which causes the water to enter the garage from the ground below.

Flooding Caused by Bad Weather

Heavy rainfall, hurricane or storm surges can almost cause flooding especially in lowland. 
Overflowing water from nearby sources, including streams, broken dams, or lakes can cause flooding too.

Repairing, Cleaning & Preventing Garage Flooding: Best Practices 

Addressing water damage problems in your garage before, during and after flooding is essential. 
Below are some of the best practices that every homeowner can follow to protect their garage from structural problems caused by flooding: 

Identify sources of water problems

Prevention is better than “repair”. Taking time to determine sources of water that could serve as potential trigger for flooding is important. 
Check your drainage pipes and if necessary, divert water from the garage. Burst pipes should be fixed immediately as well.

Install flood barrier 

If you live in a lowland area, consider installing garage barrier in your property. 
flood barrier is a good investment especially if your garage contains household items that are hard to replace or too expensive to just be damaged by water. 

Weather-strip your garage door 

Weather-stripping the bottom of your garage door is very important to prevent water damage. 
If you already have weather-stripping in your garage door, conduct a routinely to ensure that it hasn’t worn out yet. 

Check the foundation too 

Maintaining a strong foundation is crucial to preventing flooding in your garage. 
Have it inspected regularly for cracks or damage which could cause sewage line or sewer water pipes to burst. 

Clean the gutters 

Your gutters have a very important role in protecting your garage from water damage as they designed to lead water (from rain or melted ice) through a downpipe and out to the drainage system and away from your home.Flooded Area
Make sure to clean your gutters from leaves and other debris and repair any crack or holes. Do the same thing with the rest of your garage roofing system. 

Waterproof the walls 

Applying waterproof veneer to the walls will create a seal to ensure that water doesn’t seep in. 

Install adequate flood drainage

Flood drains divert water path away from your home and garage. They are a very helpful addition especially whenever there is a serious flooding in your area. 
Additionally, smooth down uneven ground that could direct water to your garage. 
Cleaning and restoring garage water damage should be done immediately after flood waters subside. Here are the most important steps to take: 

Ensure everyone’s safety 

Before entering your garage, check if there are no major damage that could compromise your safety. 
Keep children and pets away from the flooded area until the cleanup is complete. 

Take out wet contents 

They have to be washed and dried completely under the sun. Items that have been badly damaged or soaked in water and can no longer be disinfected must be discarded. 
Drywall and insulation that have been soaked in water are likely to be removed and discarded as well.
Typically, in these scenarios a 20 yard dumpster will best your best option for waste and garbage disposal. Bin There Dump That has national relationships with many of the water restoration franchises across the country, including PuroClean and DKI Property Restoration 

Remove water using the right tools and equipment 

Make sure that you are also properly geared to avoid exposure to contaminated floodwater. 

Wash all surfaces 

Once the water has been removed, wash the floors, walls and other surfaces with soapy warm, clean water. 

Sanitize surfaces using specialized cleaning solutions, such as bleach 

If there’s mold, scrub to remove it. If the mold infestation is too large to handle, it is better to call professionals for help. 

Use air movers throughout the cleaning process 

An air mover significantly speed up the drying time by reducing the amount of moisture present in the air. 

Dry everything 

Have your garage interiors dried completely before re-organizing or putting items back. 

Seek help 

Call water restoration professionals to ensure that there was no serious structural damage in your garage. Ask about the different options or ways to better waterproof and flood-proof your garage in the future. The garage is an important extension of any home. It’s where you store some of your most valuable belongings.
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These tips and key practices should guide every homeowner in preventing, cleaning and restoring flood damage.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Garage clean out tips

The garage shouldn’t be a space where junk is left to accumulate and be forgotten. Plus, having junk in the way of parking your valuable car doesn't make much sense. Besides parking you car inside the space can be used as a wood shop, somewhere to do work on your bike or car. With so much potential, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make cleaning out the garage your next home improvement project.
But if you haven’t been tending to your garage on a regular basis, you could be in for a big job. It’s not easy to get rid of all the years’ worth of stuff that have been accumulating in there.
Fortunately, this blog is here to help. So you want to make cleaning out the garage a success, follow these 5 steps. 
This is the first step in your cleaning out the garage action plan. You need to understand just what you have put away so you know what you are up against. Then, you should begin piling together all of your different possessions according to category. This will make things easier later on.
2. Determine what to keep and get rid off
You need to decide what in your garage can be kept and disposed of. Maybe you have some old bicycles that you no longer use, a set of old tools collecting dust or sports equipment that haven’t been touched since the kid left home. This is the perfect opportunity to decide what you need going forward.
Remember, not everything needs to be thrown away. However, if you have a lot of junk that just can’t be recycled or reused, a dumpster from Bin There Dump That is the perfect option.
One of the best ways to make the most of precious space in your garage and get organized is to think vertically. Shelves and hooks provide extra space and are a great way of organizing the many things you have lying around. Basically free up the floor space. 
4. Sell or Give Away What you don’t Need
Lots of things in your garage don’t have to be destined for a landfill. It just takes a bit of work to find them a new home, like hosting a garage sale or you could even sell some of your metal items to a local scrap metal dealer.
5. Label everything 
In a few months’ time, it might be near impossible to find what you are looking for in your newly organized garage. So you need make sure you label all your containers, drawers and more so you know where everything is later.
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