Concrete dust can get everywhere and seems to come from nowhere. If you have concrete floors in your garage, for example, simple wear and tear can eventually lead to concrete dust popping up everywhere. Of course, there’s quite a lot of reasons you could be walking into a dust cloud every time you walk into your garage; a poor mixing of the concrete, a bad pouring, or just good old Father Time.
How to clean concrete dust from your floors? If you have managed to drag any dust into your house, usually a good dusting will solve all your problems. But to stop all this dust coming from your concrete, you’ll need some stronger methods! Down below I’ve listed some of the very best, and easiest ways to get rid of that pesky dust.
Cleaning Up Loose Ends
As always with concrete floors, no matter the problem, you’re always best off removing everything from the room/garage. Get everything out of the way, and you’ll be free to have a good go at cleaning up that dust once and for all.
Follow this simple checklist to make sure you won’t have to clean anything more than once.
- Remove all furniture and fixings from the room.
- Brush up any loose dirt/dust/items on the floor.
- Air out the area. Good ventilation will do more than you think.
Once you have all these things done, you can finally get started on trying to solve the problem.
Sealing up your Concrete!
The best way to deal with concrete dust is to seal the surface of your concrete floor. Concrete dust usually forms as a result of too much moisture in the air or in the concrete itself. Excess water in the concrete creates a constant cycle of erosion, resulting in your concrete dust. It’s a vicious cycle, and brushing won’t give any long-term results.
If you’d like to learn about this process more, laitance is what you will want to look into.
There are tons and tons of concrete sealants that you can choose from. As always, it is best to do your research on what you think would suit your needs. Some sealants are more suited for high levels of moisture, and there are other sealants that would be better for drier areas.
Sealants can be bought and applied on your own if you know what you are doing. If in doubt, you should always seek the help of a professional. It’s always easier to have it done the right way the first time than to have to do it all over again.
So make sure to do your research!
The best way to keep this dust out of your house is through diligence. Clean or wash off any dust that you can see on yourself before you enter your house. Better yet, simply leave any outer clothing or footwear outside your house completely.
The more dust you bring in, the harder it will be to find it all and eventually remove it. I would recommend acting as quickly as possible if you think that you have a problem with concrete dust.
Hopefully, these tips will help you keep your house and your garage as dust-free as possible. Always remember, the quicker you clean now, the less work you’ll have to do later
Thank you for reading.