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Posted on: 25th July 2018

Garage Door Maintenance – Cleaning Your Garage Door

A freshly cleaned garage door.

When cleaning your home, it is important to pay equal attention to the exterior as well as the interior. Many people overlook cleaning the outside of their home and garage doors are often left neglected. Cleaning your garage door is a good excuse to be outside in this heatwave and will give you the chance to see if the door needs any professional attention. If you notice anything awry, remember we offer a full garage door maintenance service.


Cleaning Your Garage Door

Here are some tips for cleaning your garage door:

  • Equipment – Having the right tools for the job is important. Hot soapy water or a hosepipe are great for removing a coating of grime. Scrub with a cloth or rag to remove tougher stains. It’s important you don’t use a pressure washer on your garage doors as the high-powered water can cause damage to the door’s surface.
  • Avoid mechanism – By all means, dust with a rag or run the hoover hose attachment over the mechanism. But don’t start taking it apart to squirt oil or WD40 when you don’t know what you are doing! You could cause damage to the door without realising. If you suspect there is an issue with your doors mechanism, it’s important you call in the experts.
  • Regular cleaning – Garage doors need to be kept it in good shape to avoid damaged. Regular cleaning is a good chance to spot if any maintenance may be required. 


Garage Door Maintenance 

Automated doors have intricate mechanisms which control their movement. Due to the danger presented by these moving parts, it’s very important that you don’t attempt to fix any issues yourself. Should you spot any issues with your garage door you should call us immediately. We have a dedicated team of experts, who are more than capable of carrying out maintenance of your garage door.

We advise you have your door serviced annually to make sure everything is still running smoothly with your door. Having your door serviced before issues get the chance to become worse is the best way to treat your door, here are some signs that your door might need servicing or repairs


Our Garage Doors

We supply a range of garage doors from industry leading manufacturer Garador. We supply their up & over, sectional and roller doors, with each type coming with a different range of design options. These stylish doors are suitable for almost any type of home and significantly improve the ease of access to your garage.


Interested in organising your annual garage door service? Give us a call on 01603 787069 or email us on sales@autodoorsandgates.co.uk.


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