Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, CO has some cleaning tips we would like to share. It is important to periodically clean the outside of your overhead door. This will give your house a renewed look.
Over time, the outside of your home can become increasingly dirty. Your garage door is no exception. If anything, this area may be even more susceptible to becoming dingy.
If you are ready to get started, here’s what you need to do:
Use Mild Soap
When cleaning the surface of your garage door, it is best to use a mild soap. Do not go with a cleaner that has harsh chemicals. Car wash soap or dish soap is the perfect product to go with.
It would be best that you test a small area of your door with the soap of your choosing. You need to know if any adverse reactions may occur. Go to the bottom of the door where it wouldn’t be noticeable, and apply a little bit of soap to the area. Give it a few minutes to dry and make sure that it is working properly.
Wash With a Soft Cloth
It is best to use a soft cloth to clean your home. Do not go with anything that is abrasive. If you have an area that you simply cannot clean, it may be necessary to consider other cleaning methods.
A cloth specifically designed for washing cars or a soft sponge would work well for you. Depending on how dirty your area is, you may need to have more than one cloth with you.
How to Remove Stubborn Stains
There may be some parts of your door that need a little extra TLC. If you have stubborn stains that need to be addressed, you may need to consider using a stronger cleaner in those areas. You will still need to be very careful which chemical compound you choose to keep from damaging your door.
A little bit of bleach water may remove the stain without damaging the material it is made from. Another product you can try is a magic eraser. These sponges are perfect for stubborn stains.
Wax The Garage Door
After you have used soap, water, and other cleaners to wash your home, you will need to apply a layer of wax to the door. This will help to protect the surface from future staining. Also, this can help you to clean the equipment easier in the future.
Use a general car wax and apply it to your overhead door according to the package directions. Be sure to test a small area of the surface with the wax to see if there are any adverse reactions.
*do not apply wax to AccuFinish, anodized aluminum, or ArmorFinish Doors.
Perform Basic Maintenance
While you are cleaning the outside of your home, it is a good idea to do a basic maintenance check on your equipment. Take a look over the tracks, rollers, springs, cables, and other parts of your assembly. Add lubrication to these areas so that your door will function better.
Should you have need of our assistance with anything to do with your overhead door, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Denver, CO today. We will get someone to your door right away.