New Year’s Garage Resolutions

blue-sky-imageAs you ring in 2017, you may have created a list of New Year’s resolutions. When writing down what you wish to accomplish in the next 12 months, adding the task of examining your garage could be beneficial to consider. 

Overall garage maintenance: There are a number of issues that can happen to your garage throughout the long winter months in Illinois. In order to ensure that your garage stays in good condition, a yearly examination is essential to discovering any problematic issues. Some of these issues may have a temporary fix, but you have to consider the long term affects each problem may have to the garage. The best option may be to invest and replace specific parts instead of repairing them so that they are functional and safe. 
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Garage Storage Tips for the Winter

blue-sky-imageThe winter weather in Illinois can potentially cause damage to your garage. To avoid this from happening, take precautionary steps and organize your garage space before the first snowfall. Implement these key garage storage tips for the winter time. 

Make a plan for unused open space in your garage. 
Before you start storing your possessions away, make sure that you create a strategy that allows you to get the most storage space out of your garage.

Organize items according to the importance. 
Once you have your plan in place for your open space, you can then choose which items you want to keep out for the next couple of months and which ones you want to store away until the weather becomes nicer again. For example, you may want to keep the snow blower out and put the lawnmower away. Read more

How to Clean Your Garage Floor

blue-sky-imageIn order to keep up the appearance of your garage, an important task is maintaining a clean floor. Before picking up a mop or other supplies, you should find out what material your garage floor is made out of, the extent of how dirty the surface is, and the kind of cleaning equipment you want to use. Once you know the floor’s material, you can then purchase the appropriate cleaning accessories and construct a plan to maintain a well-kept garage floor. Consider the following before cleaning your garage floor: Read more

Homeowner Spring Training: Getting Your Garage in Shape

Get Garage Ready For SummerBaseball’s Spring Training is upon us. With players getting in shape for the long season ahead of them, we would like to invite homeowners to get their garages ready for spring and summer. From cleaning to conditioning, your garage will see a lot more action as the weather continues to warm. Grills, bikes, boats, and more will take the center stage, and homeowners are called to get their garages in shape for summer. Read more

Garage Floors: How to Restore from Winter Damage

Garage SnowSpring is here! Time to plant flowers, enjoy the fresh air, and rid your garage of those ugly salt stains! As you’ve watched the snow accumulate outside for the past few months, the salt and chemicals from the roads have been accumulating in your garage.  Now the time has come to take inventory of any harmful salt stains that need to be removed and damaging cracks that need repair.

In order to effectively clean and repair your concrete, it is important to first understand what causes this winter damage. From there you can successfully stop the damage from progressing.

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How to Clean Your Garage: Tips on Spring-Cleaning

Garage Spring Cleaning TipsWith spring just around the corner—spring is just around the corner isn’t it?—it’s never too early to start thinking about how to spruce up the cluttered abyss that has become your garage. Sometime during those long, dark months of relentless cold your garage became buried, not just under the vast accumulation of snow but under your junk.  And so it is time for a fresh start! It is time to clear away the salt stains and make way for those long anticipated gardening supplies and lawnmower. Here are some tips to help you get started:

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