Your garage door needs regular cleaning, just like your car – in fact, we recommend doing both at the same time so it’s easy to remember! Roller and shutter doors are a lot more durable than they used to be – so along with fixed maintenance (you’ll double the life of your door with regular servicing) all you really need to do is give them a good clean every now and then! Cleaning your garage door is simple, quick, and will help ensure your investment looks great and works smoothly. Garage door maintenance can sometimes be best left to the experts but we suggest
Protect your garage door (roller or sectional) with these eight simple steps to keep it looking great and (along with a servicing schedule) ensure it’s working well for years to come.
- Perform a spot test – use warm soapy water or a gentle cleaner – avoid abrasive cleaners and harsh tools such as scourers as they could damage the door. Place a small amount on an unobtrusive area to make sure the cleaner doesn’t discolour or damage the surface before starting.
- Use a stiff brush to remove detritus such as mildew, dirt, or animal droppings.
- Rinse with water before cleaning (both sides).
- Clean the front and back of the door with warm soapy water and a gentle cloth.
- Rinse with water after cleaning (both sides).
- (If applicable) wipe down the springs with an oily rag.
- Prevent rust and corrosion, stop squeaks, eliminate sticking and reduce friction by lubricating hinges, tracks and rollers with lubricating oil (you can get a can of this quite inexpensively from any hardware store – ask for garage door lube)
- Don’t try and clean the motor and stay away from any of the electronics! That’s best left to the professionals.
We hope this helps! Any questions, please call Door Doctors on 3299 2992.
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