Can a Coated Garage Floor Help With Allergies?

Spring and Summer are infamous for hay fever, allergies, and watery eyes. These can be mild for some people but very bothersome for others. Many people would do anything they could to prevent or lighten the effects of their seasonal allergies no matter the severity.

In the Summer time, pollen counts increase and humidity rises. Together, these are the perfect combination for new and old mold spores to grow in any home. These can greatly impact the severity of allergies in the hot seasons. Many people attempt to treat allergies with nasal sprays, allergy medications, and cough drops. However, there is a better solution to these issues that starts with conquering the root of these allergies which start with the allergens in and around your home.

It is unknown to many that a garage cement floor with an epoxy sealant may greatly help to eliminate the symptoms of allergy season. Most garage floors are made of regular concrete. Concrete is porous which means moisture, dust, pollen, and other small particles can inhabit the inside of concrete and grow. If you’ve ever seen concrete tinted a yellowish green, this is because pollen or other contaminants has seeped into the concrete and moisture has helped it to grow. It then spreads and tinges the entire area with that unsightly color which will also worsen allergies if it is not cleaned and disposed of.

To combat this, this Summer, start with a pressure washing treatment. Pressure washing will help to loosen up and clean out any existing mold or pollen. Make sure that the concrete on your driveway is closely taken care of. After this is done, call your local epoxy technician. The best way to do this would definitely be an application of epoxy flooring coatings in your garage. Epoxy is layered onto concrete to create a harder, more durable surface. Epoxy is not prone to stains like concrete since it is not porous like concrete. For this same reason, epoxy will not house and grow mold spores like concrete will. It is also much easier to clean. Because of this, pollen can easily be swept and mopped up, unlike on concrete where it settles into every pore and crevice causing allergies to worsen over the course of the season.

Express your concerns to your epoxy professional to better help them understand your personal needs. Epoxy is customizable, so ask about your options. Hypoallergenic, non-slip, and other features are available. You can also choose a specific color to compliment your home. Most importantly, resurfacing the concrete floors in your garage will greatly help to reduce the growth of mold spores in your home.