It’s almost summertime here in Australia, which means gorgeous beach days, picnics, barbeques and outdoor gatherings are just around the corner. No doubt, there are plenty of reasons to leave the house this summer. However, if your garage door is acting up, it can put a real spanner in the works of your plans by preventing you from being able to get your car out of the garage. Alternatively, it can leave you feeling uneasy about the safety and security of your door.
It’s important to keep up with garage door maintenance all year round, including during the summer. So, to help you stay on top of your garage door’s maintenance needs, we’ve provided a few top tips on how to keep your garage door working perfectly this season:
1. Inspect Your Garage Door
Inspecting your garage door thoroughly and keeping an eye out for strange sights and sounds will help you to resolve issues earlier on and ultimately, extend the life of your garage door. When inspecting your garage door, make sure that you check the springs and cables are in good condition, that the garage door tracks are free from dirt and debris and that overall, nothing looks incredibly damaged or worn. If you notice any components that look like they’re on their way out, contact a garage door technician to see if you need a repair or replacement.
2. Lubricate Parts
Exposure to humidity can break down the lubricant used on your garage door’s components. So, it’s important to reapply this lubricate during the summer so that you can protect your door from premature wear and tear, as well as reduce unnecessary noise. Luckily, lubricating your garage door’s components is easy enough that it can be done without the help of a garage door technician. Just make sure that you choose a lubricant that is appropriate for use on garage doors, and never use oil since it is susceptible to dirt and grime build-up.
3. Wash It Down
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to rely on rain to wash your garage door this summer. So, instead, it’s time to whip out the old bucket, hose and cloth and get your garage door back to being sparkling clean. Keep in mind that leaving your garage door caked in dirt, dust and grime can leave it vulnerable to damage. On the other hand, washing your garage door down with some mild, soapy water or a gentle pressure washer from time to time will be enough to keep it looking good for many more years to come.
4. Assess the Safety Functions
In the summer, kids and pets are a lot more likely to be playing around outside. For this reason, you’ll want to assess your garage door’s safety functions and make sure that they’re working properly. To check the auto-reverse system (which is what causes your door to immediately stop and reverse once it detects something in the way), place an object on the floor under the door and close your garage door. If the door fails to detect the object, then you should contact a garage door technician to assess the feature right away.
Contact Professional Garage Door Services for Garage Door Issues This Summer
Whether you need simple, routine maintenance or help with a more serious garage door issue, you can contact Professional Garage Door Services and expect a prompt solution to the problem. Offering 24/7 emergency repairs along with over 25 years of experience, we are known as Perth’s garage door repair specialists for a reason. We provide garage door services that are fast, reliable and efficient. Moreover, we offer them at affordable rates,
Don’t push back any of your plans this summer. Call Professional Garage Door Services today to book a service or repairs with us!