Smell something funny? Garages certainly have their own set of strange odors. The smell could be because your garage is dirty or you’ve got a mold problem, perhaps from a leaky garage door or a broken garage door bottom seal that needs repaired. Maybe you have a drainage issue. If your garage door is old or in need of repair, this can also contribute to the smell, as wind, rain and other natural elements may be getting into your garage.
Some problems only require a little cleaning. But if you’ve got mold or animal issues, it is absolutely critical you seal your garage door and prevent any intrusions from getting in.
Here’s a brief guide on how to freshen up your garage and get rid of any unpleasant odors.
The truth is, most garages are neglected when it comes to cleanliness and this leads to very poor air quality. This combined with a lack of ventilation and increased humidity often results in a sickening smell inside your garage.
If you think you can simply shut your garage door and ignore it, think again. Toxic air in your garage can actually seep into your home. And every time you open your interior garage door, you’re allowing this toxic air into your house.
Keeping your garage air clean is an important part of being a homeowner.
Purifying Your Garage Air
The first step here is to clean your garage. You can try to purify the air in your garage all you want but if you have open chemicals laying around and dust-ridden belongings, then it’s simply going to be a constant battle.
Dust your garage. Store chemicals safely. And wipe down every last nook and cranny you find.
Once you’ve cleaned and organized your garage, you can better manage the breathing conditions inside.
One simple trick in keeping your garage air clean is to open your garage door for a few hours every week which allows fresh air in.
If your garage continues to have problems with air quality, then you may want to consider installing a dehumidifier and air purifier. These are relatively inexpensive devices that will help keep the air you and your family breath clean and safe.