Garage Door Spring Cleaning
You may be ready to do some spring cleaning in your home, but have you considered what you need to do outside? Maybe you have a plan for mowing, picking up debris and getting yoru plants planted. However, there is one area that is often overlooked. Your garage door needs a little spring cleaning, too. You should look at everything from the door itself to the Linear garage door openers. Get it completely ready for spring so it will work great all spring and summer long.
Clean the Actual Door
You want to wipe down and scrub the door itself to begin. It’s a lot like cleaning a car. You will need a bucket of soapy water and some rags or scrub brushes. Give it a good cleaning, removing any dirt or build up from the door. Go over windows, too, to make them sparkle. Spray it all down and let it dry.
Make sure you clean both the outside and inside. Also, test any cleaning products to make sure that they won’t harm the paint or finish of your door. You may also want to use this time to touch up paint or fix any defects.
Clean the Mechanical Elements
You should also clean the mechanical elements. Make sure that there isn’t a buildup of grease or sludge in your components. Watch how the door moves. Make sure it moves smoothly and check out any components for debris that could be hindering their operation. Wipe out tracks. Don’t forget to wipe off your Linear garage door opener, too. The remote collects a lot of germs and grime. Even if you don’t see it, it won’t hurt to give it a good wipe.
Inspect the Door
After everything is clean, do an inspection. Make sure everything is operating correctly. Look for wear and tear or other obvious issues. Look at weather stripping and trim, too. Also, test out your Linear garage door opener and change the batteries, so it stays working great.
Don’t forget to look over the safety features and make sure they are all operating properly. Do a test of the door when it is closing to ensure that it reacts if something is in the way. Check the sensors to be sure they won’t let the door close if something is in their path. Get any repairs completed that need done. Linear garage door openers may also wear out over time, so if you notice any functional issues, get them in for repair, too, or replace them, if needed.
Make sure that you have done a good inspection and checked every part of the door. Be sure that you have lubricated anything that needs lubricated and checked every aspect of the door’s operation.
Doing spring cleaning on your garage door may not be something that you have even considered. However, it is a great idea to ensure that your door remains in good condition and will operate properly throughout the spring and summer. Plus, it ensures that it looks great and adds to the overall beauty of your home’s exterior.