A portable garage can be an excellent place to store a vehicle or to keep your lawn mower and other equipment safe from changing weather conditions, animals, and insects. Even though portable shelters are durable, they require routine maintenance and cleaning, just like your house and tools. Here are some tips on how to care for your storage building.
Empty out the Portable Garage
To give your storage shelter a thorough cleaning and spot any signs of a problem that might be hidden from view, start by taking everything out of the building. That will make it easy to remove leaves and other debris from the floor, identify signs that rodents or insects have taken up residence, and find any damage to the shelter itself.
Removing all your belongings from the portable garage will also give you an opportunity to take stock and figure out if you really need everything that’s in there. If not, getting rid of items you no longer need can free up valuable space. That will make it easier to move around and keep the shelter clean in the future.
Check the Frame and Cover for Damage
Carefully inspect the shelter’s metal frame, looking for areas where it’s bent or rusted. You might be able to repair minor damage, but if the frame has been compromised by the weight of snow or by an impact from a blowing object, you might have to replace the shelter.
Check your portable garage’s cover for holes and tears caused by falling or blowing objects or animals. You’ll probably be able to fix minor damage by patching the area with another piece of fabric. If your storage building’s cover has a large hole or tear, however, you’ll be better off ordering a replacement cover.
Give Your Portable Garage a Good Cleaning
Use a broom to remove cobwebs, dirt, dust, leaves, and other debris from the roof, floor, and walls inside and outside your storage building. Clean the frame with soap and water to get rid of any dirt, dust, bird droppings, pollen, and other grime that has accumulated. Let the cover dry completely before you put your belongings back inside the shelter.
Order a Portable Garage or a Replacement Cover
If you discover that your storage building has been seriously damaged by a storm or animals, or if it has worn out from years of exposure to the elements, it might be time to replace the cover or order a brand-new shelter. Portable Garage Depot offers storage buildings in an array of sizes and colors, as well as replacement covers. Figure out what you need and place an order today.