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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage and Garage Door

Published on March 21st, 2024

Spring is in the air, and with it comes the urge to clean and declutter after a long, hard winter. However, as spring gradually approaches, don’t forget about an important part of your home: your garage and garage door. Here are some garage and garage door maintenance tips to help you freshen up this space effectively and possibly make it more useful for you and your family.

A Spring Cleaning Checklist

Declutter Your Garage

Start by sorting through your items. In decluttering garage space, create three categories: keep, donate/sell, and toss. Don’t hesitate to be a bit ruthless; if you haven’t used something in a year, consider letting it go. This will free up space and make it easier to organize what you decide to keep.

Clean the Floor

Once the clutter is gone, give your garage floor a good cleaning. Sweep away dirt, debris, and dust. For oil stains, use a degreaser or a homemade solution of baking soda and water. Rinse thoroughly with a hose.

Wash the Garage Door

Your garage door faces the elements throughout our Illinois winters, so it’s bound to get dirty. That means that spring is the perfect time to give it a good cleaning. Use a mild soap and water solution to gently scrub both sides of the door. Rinse with a hose and let it air dry. This not only improves the appearance but can also prevent rust on metal doors.

Check and Clean the Tracks

Dirt and debris in the tracks can cause your garage door to operate poorly. Clean the tracks with a brush and make sure they’re well-lubricated to keep the door running smoothly.

Inspect the Weather Stripping

Check the weather stripping around your garage door for signs of wear. If it’s cracked or brittle, replace it. If you’re not the DIY type, contact a professional for repair services. Maintaining the weather stripping helps keep your garage dry and prevents water damage, insects, and rodents from getting in.

Organize Efficiently

Use shelving, hooks, and bins to organize your items. Clearly label everything, so you can find things easily. Consider vertical storage to maximize space.

Garage Door Safety Check

Test the garage door’s safety features, like the automatic reverse. Place some objects in the path of the garage door and lower the door. It should stop or reverse when the objects you’ve placed in the way iare encountered. This is the easiest way to make sure the door sensors are working correctly to prevent accidents.

Engage the Family

Make the cleaning and decluttering a family activity, perhaps combining the cleanup with a family cookout. Assign tasks to each member based on their abilities. It’s a great way to spend time together and teach responsibility and safety to your children.

And Don’t Forget Robert’s Garage Door Professionals

By following these seasonal garage upkeep tips, your garage and garage door will be ready for the warmer months ahead. Not only will you have a cleaner and more organized space, but you’ll also ensure the longevity and safety of your garage door.

On the other hand, when you need either residential or commercial garage door installation or repair services, give us a call or contact us online. We’re family-owned and operated, and we provide free estimates and same-day service.

So, for the best garage door service Chicagoland has to offer – installation or repairs – Robert’s Garage Door Professionals is the name to remember!

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