MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (September 7, 2016) – Ahead of National Clean Out Your Garage Day on Saturday, September 10, Briggs & Stratton Corporation is giving cleaning tips to help homeowners affordably clean and organize a space that can pile up dirt fast.
“People put a lot of money into keeping a home’s garage organized, but inevitably throughout the year, clutter and dirt pile in,” said Dan Roche, director of marketing, Briggs & Stratton Portable Power and Cleaning Systems. “Clean Out Your Garage Day serves as a great reminder to refresh a space that will have a lasting impact on the home’s value and appearance without breaking the bank.”
On average, homeowners are spending between $5,800 and $16,000* to remodel a garage. They are opting to include tiled flooring, elaborate cabinetry, brilliant lighting and smart storage units. This year, Briggs & Stratton wants garage owners to know a pressure washer is a great way to get a garage spic and span.
Follow these three simple tips to make a garage glisten.
Pre-Clean the Area
Before deep cleaning can be done, homeowners should remove as many items off the garage floor as possible. This process also doubles as an opportunity to organize clutter using an overhead or shelving system. Remove as much loose dirt and debris as possible with a broom, indoor vacuum or a wet-dry vac. Now the area is set to pressure wash.
“When using a pressure washer, it’s important to follow the safety guidelines in the operator’s manual,” said Roche. “Gas powered pressure washers emit carbon monoxide, so it’s critical the unit is run outside with the exhaust directed away from the garage to prevent the dangerous gas from harming the user.”
Operators should always wear indirect vented (chemical splash) safety goggles when using or near a pressure washer. Safety glasses alone do not provide full protection.
Let Detergents Help with the Dirty Work
While pressure washers do an excellent job of washing grime away, some areas may need an added boost. Adding a Briggs & Stratton cleaning solution into the detergent tank will help to lift any stain that may be set into the concrete or precious tiled floor. It is important to only use detergents meant for pressure washers, and any bleach or bleach-based product should never be used.
The Heavy-Duty Degreaser is formulated to remove gas, oil and grease stains from garage floors, driveways, engines and more. All cleaning solutions in Briggs & Stratton’s line-up are biodegradable.
For Extra Elbow Grease, Opt for a Rotating Surface Cleaner
Deep cleaning outdoor areas such as garage floors and driveways can be done up to five-times faster** with either of Briggs & Stratton’s rotating surface cleaners. Designed for gas pressure washer models, the new 16-inch model features an integrated detergent tank to apply, and quickly deep clean large areas, while controlling overspray to protect walls and flower beds. Electric pressure washer users can also experience the benefits provided by an integrated detergent tank on the new 14-inch version.
“Investing in a pressure washer to use in the garage not only saves cleaning time, but it helps keep the valuable equipment, tools, toys and vehicles that are in a garage in good condition,” added Roche.
Homeowners interested in learning more about these Briggs & Stratton products can visit www.briggsandstratton.com.
*How much does it cost to remodel a garage? HomeAdvisor.com
** The 16-inch Rotating Surface Cleaner cleans up to 5-times faster than a 40-degree nozzle