Garages are notorious for getting hot and holding in heat. Thankfully, there are quite a few solutions out there to keep garages cool. One of those solutions is simple and cost-effective: use a fan. Contrary to what you may think, cooling a garage with a fan isn’t as simple as plugging in the fan, leaving it, and enjoying cooler air. You’ll need to have the right … [Read more...] about How To Cool a Garage With a Fan the Right Way
When I bought my house, the builder made a point of saying that the garage was sloped in such a way that it would run all the water outside. It doesn't. So I started looking at whether you could add a floor drain to an existing garage floor. Can you put a floor drain in an existing garage? Yes, even if the floor is just a concrete slab. The drain can be attached to … [Read more...] about Can I Put a Floor Drain in My Garage?
How Do Garage Door Opener Sensors Work? Garage door opener sensors are also called photoelectric safety sensors. They ensure that your garage door stops closing or opening when it recognizes that there's something in it's way. It's a great safety feature. If you have never looked into how this technology works, it can seem rather complicated at first … [Read more...] about Garage Door Sensors: Everything You Need To Know
I read something today that really made me stop and think. Nearly 400 Americans die every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning, and it's usually in their garage. (source) We've all been guilty of running the car in the garage, but we don't stop to think how dangerous it can be. Even if the garage door is open, carbon monoxide gas can linger for up to ten hours … [Read more...] about Why You Need a Carbon Monoxide Detector In Your Garage
Cleaning a smelly garbage isn't as simple as hosing it off. If you're like me, that's probably been the start and end of your process, but that's not going to get rid of strong smells and stains. Properly cleaning a smelly garbage can is actually a three-step process of cleaning, deodorizing, and disinfecting. The following materials will help you accomplish … [Read more...] about How Do You Clean a Smelly Garbage Can?