The weather is finally warming up, bringing with it fresh, invigorating air and a vibrant transformation from brown to greenery and blossoms. As we gear up for spring cleaning, let’s not forget to give our garage some attention. The garage serves as both a primary entryway and a storage space for vehicles and various belongings, making it one of the most utilized areas of our homes.
Winter can take its toll on the garage in multiple ways, making it essential to prepare it for spring. This not only ensures a cleaner and fresher environment but also enhances safety. Here are some valuable tips to get your garage ready for spring:
#1. Do Some Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning shouldn’t be limited to your living spaces. Garages can accumulate significant dust and grime, which can impede the proper functioning of your garage door. To prepare your garage for spring, include it in your cleaning regimen. Plan out your approach and, if needed, enlist some help. Pace yourself over a weekend or several days, putting on your favorite playlist or podcast, and get to work on vacuuming, dusting, and hosing away any winter residue. Be cautious not to use water on the moving parts of your garage door system, as it could cause damage.
#2. Organize It
For those who use the garage for storage, organizing is crucial in preparing for spring. Declutter and assess what you truly need and want to keep. Some items may be outdated, while others could benefit someone else if donated or sold. Organizing also allows you to make space for items you’ll use during the warmer months and designate a storage area for cold-weather gear like skis or snowboards. Consider installing a garage organization system to maintain the order and accessibility of your belongings.
#3. Check Your Garage Door’s Performance
Winter conditions can take a toll on your garage door. To adequately prepare for spring, ensure your garage door is functioning correctly. It should open and close smoothly, without any hitches or unusual noises. If something seems amiss, your local garage door professionals can assist with adjustments, repairs, or replacements.
#4. Ensure Your Garage Door Sensors Work
Warmer weather not only entices us outdoors but also brings out wildlife. It’s crucial to verify that your garage door sensors are in working order to prevent any accidental harm to creatures and avoid potential injuries or property damage.
#5. Fix Any Leaks
As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Checking for any leaks in your garage is essential to prevent potential water damage, especially during spring rainstorms. Leaks not only pose a risk for property water damage but can also provide an entry point for pests, potentially leading to further property damage and infestations.
These are just a few ways to prepare your garage for spring. If you’re looking for tips on keeping your kids safe around the garage this spring, we have an entire blog post dedicated to springtime safety tips for kids that you can check out here.
For any assistance with garage door maintenance, repairs, replacements, or storage systems, Advanced Door in Ogden is here to help! Contact us today for any questions you may have or to set up a service appointment.