Now that the weather’s getting warmer and winter is on its way out, it’s time to prepare for spring! Spring cleaning your garage is important because it’s your chance to get rid of the cob webs and debris that started forming and collecting at the end of fall, as well as dust off your garden tools and yard equipment. However, there are specific factors that you’ll need to focus on when you get started!
At Precision Door Delaware, we’re here to provide some tips for homeowners in Delaware and North Maryland for when they begin spring cleaning their garage.
Clear Out the Space
The best way to get started on tackling the clutter in your garage is to simply clear it out from the non-essential materials. You’ll want to pull any cars out to help open up the area so you can truly assess the level of cleaning and clearing your garage needs. This means removing any items stacking up in the corner, as well as any materials hanging off of any ceiling racks.
Moving any materials out of your garage can make for a seamless clean with sweeping, mopping, or even hosing out any vehicle fluid stains. When you’re cleaning, you’ll want to keep your garage door open to help air out the fumes from any chemicals you may be using.
Find New & Efficient Ways to Organize Your Storage
For a lot of homeowners, the garage is the closet for summer materials during the winter. Whether you’ve got surfboards, beach chairs, or sporting equipment, you’ll want to find a way to neatly organize them so you can make full use of your garage throughout the year. With the garage cleared out during your spring cleaning endeavors, it’s the right time to think of new and creative ways to deal with storing these materials.
You may want to take this opportunity to install some shelving on the walls. Of course, you can even install a slat wall with hooks to hang any year-round equipment for easy access as well as storage that doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Inspect & Clean Your Garage Door and Door Opener
When you’re spring cleaning your garage, it helps to scrub the door on both sides. You’ll want the door looking clean inside and out. Of course, this is your chance to remove any cobwebs from the door track to ensure that it opens/closes seamlessly. You’ll also want to use this opportunity to inspect for any rust or warping on the tracks, rollers, hinges, pulleys, and springs. Finding any type of wear early can be beneficial because preventative maintenance is less costly than emergency repairs.
Consult the Garage Door Professionals for Your Door Inspection
While you can easily check your garage door to see if there’s any issues forming, garage door professionals like our team at Precision Door Delaware can easily spot any issues forming, or miniscule wear or damage that can worsen over time. They’ll take a look around and ensure that your garage door components are in proper working order, as well as provide some routine maintenance to the opener, rollers, pulleys, hinges, and springs.
Contact our team at Precision Door Delaware to help you kick off your garage spring cleaning by making sure that your door and opener are in great shape for the upcoming warmer months! We’re proud to help homeowners throughout Delaware and North Maryland with their garage door needs.