Now that warm weather is upon us and we’re opening up windows and spending more and more time outdoors, it’s likely that your garage will be used more frequently. If you store outdoorsy items like tents, bikes, scooters and other equipment in the garage, it might be a good idea to clean out your garage and check its safety before your children spend all summer running in and out of it.
The following are several ways to get your residential garage doors in Rancho Cordova, CA ready for the summer:
Physically clean the space
Many garages around the country are cluttered with items—so cluttered, in fact, that often times most two-door garages can only fit one car, if that. Before the craziness of summer sets in, figure out what you’ll use this summer and what you won’t use. Clean out all of the top shelves, nooks and crannies. Throw away what’s been sitting for a long time, or give away quality items that haven’t been used.
After you clear out everything, wipe down or clean the floors, walls and rafters. Making sure the space is clean will make you feel better and will help you organize and prioritize what should go back in the garage.
Check the door
If children, especially young ones, will be around the garage this summer, make sure you get the door inspected for safety. Accidents can happen, and accidents involving garage doors can be serious.
If you manually open the door, make sure it’s always open and will stay open while children are outdoors. If it automatically opens, make sure the electrical and mechanical aspects are functioning correctly. Check the balance and make sure it doesn’t slam shut or shoot upward with force. Check the tracks and cables of the door and lubricate the rollers. If you don’t trust yourself to do this well, call a professional to check the door. It’s better to be safe than sorry in the end.
Make minor repairs or any improvements needed
Look carefully at the walls, windows, doors and ceiling of the garage. Are there cracks in the windows? Did you accidentally hit the wall of your garage with your car? Is there mold or mildew in corners or on the ceiling? You’ll want your garage to look and feel safe and clean if people are using it all summer. Make sure you fix or fill in the cracks, clean mold and mildew or replace windows if need be.
If you’re financially stable and you’re considering doing a big project on your garage, try and get it done before the summer starts. Some major improvements may include expanding the garage, creating a separate room or work area or installing shelves or other organizational items. Doing this first will make the cleaning and other preparations go smoothly. Get these projects done as soon as possible!
Making the effort to perform these tasks will make for an enjoyable and organized summer full of garage usage. To get your residential garage doors in Rancho Cordova, CA ready for the summer, call Action Door Service.