There is something about the shift in seasons that occurs between winter and summer that inspires you to want to clean. This year while you are cleaning out your garages, attics, and closets don't forget to clean an often overlooked item in your home - the garage door.
Homeowners are often quick to get rid of extra stuff throughout the house that is taking up valuable space, but they forget to take the time to physically clean the garage door during the spring clean. The following quick guide will provide you with great tips on how you can properly clean your garage door. These tips work great for B&D Roll-A-Doors and Panelift doors.
You won't need to go out of your way to purchase specialised cleaning supplies to clean your garage door. In fact, everything you need to clean garage doors can probably be found in your home.
The cleaning supplies you will need to gather before you can start cleaning include:
- A soft rag or sponge
- Bucket of water
- Gentle dish soap
Gathering these supplies before you start the cleaning process will help save time and prevent you stopping during the cleaning process. Instead, you can quickly clean the entire garage door in one session. This gives you more time to focus on cleaning other areas of your home.
It only takes a short while to clean the interior and exterior of your garage door. Firstly, create a mixture of soapy water. Once you mix the soap with the water, it is time to get started with cleaning your garage door. While the instinctive thing to do is to hose down the garage door, this is not recommended. Spraying the door with a hose runs the risk of overspray and direct water soaking the door motor. Water damage can easily blow the motor board, voiding the warranty and turning a spring clean into an expensive exercise.
Motor repairs due to accidental water damage are a regular occurrence and should be avoided where possible. We recommend simply rinsing the door with the soapy cloth to loosen dirt or grime that has accumulated over time. Use the soapy rag or sponge to clean the interior and exterior of the garage door. When the entire door has been covered in soapy water and you have removed all dirt and debris, refill your bucket with clean water and wipe away any remaining grime. Upon removing all the water, the door can be left to air dry.
It is also worth cleaning the inside of the door to remove dirt that may become trapped in the tracks and cause issues later on.
If you still aren't happy with how your garage door looks after you've cleaned it, it may be time to purchase a new one. Wholesale Garage Doors can help by providing you with quick, easy access to top quality B&D garage doors at wholesale prices you can purchase and install yourself. We have a huge inventory of garage roller doors and Panelift doors with fast shipping Australia wide. Visit our website to see what doors we have available.