Spring has officially sprung. That means now is an ideal time to roll up your sleeves and take back your garage. Make sure to focus on the garage, door, and opener equally to maximize space as well as performance. Here’s a list of essential tasks you can do to free your garage of clutter and ensure the door operates safely and reliably. Always hire a pro for garage door repair.
Clear the Clutter
Is clutter preventing you from parking inside your garage? Tackle it by donating, selling, or recycling anything you don’t love and haven’t used in more than six months. That timeframe isn’t meant for seasonal items, camping gear, or recreational equipment. For those items, consider whether you’ve used it in the past year or two. Experts also recommend getting rid of unnecessary duplicates. Once you’ve cleared out what you don’t want, you can add in storage racks and cabinets to get things off the floor.
Clean and Inspect the Door
Clean the exterior of your garage door using a microfiber sponge soaked in soapy water and then rinse thoroughly. Inspect the door for damaged panels or broken springs. While standing inside the garage, watch and listen to the door as it moves along its tracks, noting any unusual movements or noises. Things to look for include frayed cables, rust spots, and jerky movement. If you notice anything amiss, contact Garage Door Repair Boise at (208) 614-4032 to schedule an appointment for service.
Complete Routine Maintenance
One of the most important things you can do is to test the photoelectric sensors, automatic reversal system, and door balance. It is essential to perform these tests monthly, following the detailed instructions provided by a repair professional. Equally important is lubricating the door’s moving parts using either a silicone spray or white lithium grease. Always follow the directions in your owner’s manual. You can also hire a professional to complete all required maintenance on the door and opener.
Hire a Garage Door Repair Pro
Garage Door Repair Boise understands the importance of your garage door. Our company provides Boise residences and businesses with garage door repair, maintenance, and installation at competitive prices. Garage Door Repair Boise employs certified technicians, accurate quotes, and high-quality repair services. There are also options for replacing your garage door or opener, including internet connected devices that allow you to remotely operate and monitor the door from anywhere, anytime. Schedule an appointment today at (208) 614-4032.