For many families, the garage is a hive of activity during the summer months. Therefore, now’s the time to get into gear! With the extra traffic going through the garage in the coming season, it’s wise to conduct a periodic safety inspection of the door, especially if it has an automatic opener. Check out these garage door maintenance tips from a leading residential and commercial solutions company and manufacturer of Chamberlain garage door openers.
- Test the safety reverse mechanism on the opener by placing a roll of paper towels or a piece of wood in the door’s path. Close the garage door. If it doesn’t reverse and retract automatically to the open position, then there could be a safety issue that should be addressed by a professional garage door maintenance technician.
- Since organizational needs and storage change between spring and summer, now is a good time to remove all the patio furniture and other things that you’ll need for the warm season. These include recreational items, toys, the grill and the lawn mower. Place them in the garage near the entrance for easy use and access.
- Keep the garage clear of greasy and oily rags because they are flammable and can ignite spontaneously. Also have a fire extinguisher in the garage that’s easily accessible.
- Next time you mow the lawn, keep the clippings and sprinkle them on the garage floor, then sweep. This is a great way to keep dust under control.
If you’re looking for professional garage door maintenance in the Gastonia area of North Carolina, contact us at Doors By Nalley.