Ways To Clean Your Dirty Basement Floor

May 25, 2016  //  Posted by: Buildcon Inc  //  Category: Basement Maintenance

Basement floor cleaningBasement is generally considered such part of home where you store your extra stuff and hence you don’t find any need to clean it regularly. When you don’t clean your basement on a regular basis, it makes your basement dirty. Floors of other part of the home would be shiny and sparkling but when it comes to basement floor, it will look dull and dirty which is not good. Thus it is really important to clean your dirty basement floor. Cleaning your dirty basement floor is not such easy thing as it is very dirty and this thing can be tiring. But if you clean your dirty basement floor the right way, it will not be that difficult. Here are some of the easy ways to clean your dirty basement floor.

  • Clean your dirty basement floor by scrubbing with cleaning solution

If you have floor and that concrete floor is extremely dirty then make a mixture of cleaning solution by adding detergent, quarter cup of ammonia into a bucket of warm water. When this cleaning solution is ready, brush this solution on the surface with a nylon brush. Make sure that the nylon brush is stiff. Make sure to not to use metallic brush as it can get trapped in rust and concrete. This would be enough to clean your dirty basement floor but if the dirt is very much stubborn then you can add up trisodium phosphate along with wash water.

  • Freshen up your smelly basement with bleach

While cleaning your dirty basement floor, you might realize some weird smell prevailing in your basement. This is because mildew resides for a longer period of time in your basement and it leaves a musty and unpleasant smell in your basement. Thus while cleaning your dirty basement floor, you must open your window, use fans to improve air circulation and if possible you should also install dehumidifier to get rid of the moisture. If this is not enough and you are still feeling some kind of fungal smell prevailing in your basement then mix up household bleach in the quantity of 1 or 2 ounces with water and fill it up in spray bottle. Spray this solution on the wall and floor all over in the basement and start5 scrubbing them nylon brush.

  • Clean your dirty basement floor by treating it with bleaching powder

One of the easiest solutions to clean your basement floor when it is smelly is to sprinkle your floor with chlorinated lime. Chlorinated lime is also known as bleaching powder. It is available anywhere in the super market. Let this bleaching powder sit on the floor for some time so that it can soak up the bad smell and all the microorganisms causing this foul smell. After some time sweep the floor or vacuum the floor. After vacuuming your floor, you must also mop your floor to make it sparkling clean. These were the easiest ways to clean your dirty basement floor.

 

How can a basement dehumidifier help you?

June 26, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Basement Maintenance

basement dehumidifier, basementThere are many people who have problems with a leaky or damp basement. Basements are vulnerable and they tend to retains moisture more than most parts of the house. A damp basement can weaken a home’s foundation, which is always dangerous. That’s why people tend to choose various ways to clean a basement and keep it fresh and moisture free. One of the easiest ways to do so is by using a basement dehumidifier.

A dehumidifier can solve several problems for a basement. Firstly, fungal growth is common in moist basements. This can be taken care of by a dehumidifier. One can avoid respiratory problems and allergies by this. You can protect your property too. You don’t have to replace the paint or any other part of the basement again and again for humidity problems. Therefore, its basement humidifiers are also money saving for you.

Spay foam insulation for your basemen

May 26, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Basement Maintenance

Spay foam insulation, basement maintenanceDo you know which insulation is the best for your basemen? Then it is spay foam insulation which is regarded as the best insulation for your basemen. This insulation has many benefits. One of the important benefits of using this insulation is that it saves energy and thus saving your money. It saves up to 40% of the annual cooling and heating costs. This insulation also protects your house from pets, mildew and mold.

The greatest safety from this insulation is that your basemen get protected from fire. The material used in this insulation actually stops the fire from spreading. The spay foam insulation also prevent the growth of cockroaches and bugs in the walls. This may help in reducing all the health problems in your house. You may install the insulation when you are constructing your house or when you are doing renovation of your house. This spay foam insulation is not very expensive.