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A Garage Water Mat Can Help You Avoid Frozen Doors

By Angie Meza

If you happen to live in terrain that is particularly prone to bad winter weather, which includes pretty much everywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line and, of course, especially in Canada, you know how much of a problem you can face when trying to keep your garage in shape over the long wintry months. If you are like the majority of others, you probably store lots of moving boxes along the wall on each side and may even have been forced to store some valuable items of furniture here as well. Not a good combination.

It’s amazing to see how much melted water can be generated by one chunk of frozen snow. When you return from a road trip in these conditions, a lot of this is stuck to the underside of your car and there is nothing you can do to stop it falling. As the temperature inside is slightly warmer, it will revert to its uncontrollable fluid state rather quickly.

Hardy Northerners have learned to deal with the problems of melting snow runoff by using rolled up newspapers to form a man-made dam structure of some kind. This can work from time to time, but it is a real pain to do this and it should be much simpler to get a garage water mat and solve this problem once and for all.

A garage water mat is made of a super absorbent material called polypropylene. You can buy them to size according to the vehicle you store, or can even have them purpose made. However much frozen snow you track into your domain will be absorbed and kept within the mat, avoiding potential damage and a slippery mess.

You can be held liable if somebody was to slip and fall on the mess within your garage and you should avoid this kind of liability by putting a garage water mat in place as soon as possible. In addition, the mat will not move when in place as it has a nonslip base made of vinyl.

There’s nothing worse than searching for something that you have stored in your garage and lifting a box up only to find the bottom has rotted and all the contents are damaged. When the bottom of the box falls out, you have another clean up job to perform and all of this could be avoided if you had a garage water mat, to contain everything that falls off your car.

While melting snow can represent one of the biggest problems for you when trying to keep your garage in good condition, a garage water mat can also be used year-round to contain the rainwater that will drip off your car if you get caught in a summer rainstorm. If you live in a particularly dry area during those months, you could always opt to store the mat until winter.

The garage water mat can avoid one of the most annoying problems of all. If you get up in the morning to go to work and try and open the garage door, only to find it is frozen shut because of the runoff from your car, you should immediately go out and buy a garage water mat so that it doesn’t happen again!

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Meza, Angie "A Garage Water Mat Can Help You Avoid Frozen Doors." A Garage Water Mat Can Help You Avoid Frozen Doors. 4 Jul. 2010. uberarticles.com. 18 Jul 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/home-and-family/a-garage-water-mat-can-help-you-avoid-frozen-doors/>.

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