Winter has come and gone, the snow has melted away, and the flowers are beginning to bloom again as spring comes into the picture.
What better way to start the season of new beginnings by doing some spring cleaning?
With so many parts of the household that needs to get the cleaning done, where do you begin?
The kitchen may be the obvious answer to that question or maybe even the bedroom.
The dirtiest part of the house isn’t the bathroom nor the living room.
It’s your garage area.
Imagine all the compiled dirt and dust on every corner ever since the start of the winter; you might want to prioritize the garage instead.
Contacting the nearest garage door repair services around the areas of Newmarket, Toronto, Mississauga and Markham could also be a fast way to get a cleaning service team.
Worry not, here are some easy spring cleaning tips for creating a more functional space for your garage.
Start by thinking of a game plan and ask for help
The first thing you should do is think of a schedule that isn’t too tight for a whole day of spring cleaning.
Most people prefer to do spring cleaning during the weekends, which is a good idea.
If you think your garage is in desperate need of heavy cleaning, then you would want to set a free date that could get you to commit to getting the task done.
As some would say, teamwork makes the dream work.
Contact friends or family who are willing to help you out and create a checklist on the different parts of the garage that needs to get squeaky clean.
Assign these different parts to your friends or family for a faster cleaning process.
Declutter the piled up garbage stocking up
As you begin your cleaning process, you may start to notice the piled up junk inside your garage.
You might even question yourself on some old carton boxes you don’t recall storing ever since winter passed.
Decluttering your garbage can be a stressful task and it’s unavoidable.
Remove everything inside your garage that you might consider as trash and, afterward, sort them outside from useful to useless.
You might even want to donate some of these or recycle the trash in the local junk shop.
However, there might be other items you wouldn’t want to let go, think carefully and see if these items are worth keeping in your garage, may it be tools or some old holiday decorations.
Air out and sweep everything inside your garage
After decluttering everything inside your garage, you might want to check on the dust and filth that was left behind by the garbage stored.
Open up the windows and the garage door to get some fresh air inside your garage.
Pick up the feather dust or broom and start sweeping away the piled up dust on those stacked boxes and cabinets.
Opening the entire garage could help blow away the dirt from the inside to go outside of the garage, it could also bring sunlight inside your garage as well.
Inspect your garage door opener and clean it
Garage door openers are the most useful and essential part of the garage, that is why a maintenance check would be required for it now and then to maintain its functional purpose.
Don’t wait for another spring to come to get the job done, inspect your garage door opener for dirt or corrosion on most of its parts.
However, there are some parts of a garage door opener that you might need to proceed with caution on cleaning.
Best you can do is test the garage door’s system, clean some screws and spray them on with some lubricant while checking your manual.
If you do notice rust, call a professional instead to have the parts replaced.
Organize and assess the storage system inside your garage
Now that you have everything done, you can’t just willy nilly shove everything back inside your garage; entering the season of new beginnings gives you a chance to organize your storage anew.
One good suggestion would be to avoid placing or piling up items on the garage floor and start investing in cabinets or wall storage, such as cabinets and shelves.
This gives you more garage space and a faster cleaning process for the next spring cleaning.
Garage Door Repairs tips, recommendations and frequently asked questions
Why does my garage door opener light bulb keep dying?
First, check for any shaking of the garage door during operation. Usually, excessive vibration can cause the filament in your opener's bulb to prematurely expire.
One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?
Garage door springs should ALWAYS be replaced as a set. The reason is once one spring breaks, the other one is probably not far behind, especially considering how springs weaken over time. Combining a new spring with an older one will likely cause an imbalance in your garage door's operation. If you own 2 separate garage doors and only one spring has broken, it's strongly recommended to replace the springs on each door if their springs are around the same age. Depending on your door's position, when a spring breaks it can cause serious injury as well as damage your opener.
Does my garage door require maintenance?
Yes. How often you will require garage door maintenance all depends on how much the door is being used. Generally, we perform the following to ensure your garage door is working properly and tuned up: We do a visual inspection of all the moving parts. We ensure the tracks; rollers and hinges are clean and lubricated properly. We make sure all nuts and bolts are tight and clean. We manually run the operator and door through a cycle to make sure it is running quietly and smoothly. Also, We check the door balance at various opening heights. If the garage door passes all these test, congratulations, you do not need a tune-up.
Can I use the old tracks for a new garage door?
Using old garage door tracks with a new garage door is quite dangerous. Surprisingly or not, many home and business owners try to reduce costs on a new garage door installation by reusing their old garage door track with new panels. While this might reduce the cost, the new door can get damaged faster than normal and derail.
How hard is it really to replace a garage door?
Installing a garage door isn't as simple as installing a regular door. More so, installing it incorrectly can be dangerous. You should call a professional garage door technician.
How long does it take to change a garage door?
if done properly, roughly 3 to 4 hours.