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How to Clean Garage Doors

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | Jul 23, 2015 2:44:31 PM
Keep your Siouxland garage doors clean.

Summer is a great time to clean garage doors. Luckily, washing your residential garage door isn't hard or complicated, and in the summer with the right volunteers, it can even be fun. Here's how to clean garage doors.

The best time to clean garage doors

While the best time to clean your garage door is when you feel motivated to do it, it's both easier and more comfortable when the garage is in the out of direct sunlight. Do it as often as you feel is necessary. Your garage door won't suffer from overcleaning as long as your technique and soap are gentle enough. While you are cleaning, it's also a good time to inspect the door opener, tracks, and springs for damage. If something looks wonky, contact Overhead Door of Sioux City, IA so they can get a better look.

How to clean your garage door the right way: Use the right stuff.

Clean your garage door with mild, planet-friendly dishwashing detergent. Use warm water and a soft bristle brush to get in all the nooks and crannies. Use a gentle, watchful hand; the last thing you want is to damage the paint or cause delamination. Steel garage door owners, take note: You can revive the luster of your door panels by applying a coat of car wax after you've thoroughly cleaned them; the wax will serve as a barrier to salt, rain, and dust. 

Clean garage doors from top to bottom.

Some people find it's easier to spray the entire door down with water first, and work the bubbles in, rinsing as needed to keep pulling the dirt down to the ground. Starting at the top of panel of the door, dip your brush in a bucket warm soapy water and make small, gentle circles to gently lift and remove grime and dust. Wash and rinse as you go. You can choose to do one panel at a time or work your way down to the bottom in sections. 

Have fun with garage door cleaning.

Did someone say water fight? Garage doors make the perfect backdrop for water fun, and Overhead Door of Sioux City has your full support. Don on your swimsuits and make the most of it. Make it a family affair. Use the soft bristles and bubbles to write names or a fun message on the garage before you rinse ("Wash Me!") and then scrub the rest before you turn in. 

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