In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the simple ways to maintain a garage door to help avoid expensive repair or replacement issues arising. Using maintenance as a way to avoid expensive concerns is a great approach to garage door care and several other home components, and some simple knowledge of which maintenance areas are most important will go a long way. 

At Crawford Door Sales, we’re happy to provide Salt Lake City and surrounding Utah clients with all their garage door needs, from garage door service and repairs to detailed installations of any garage door material you’re looking for. Whether on your own or with the help of our team, here are some other basic maintenance areas to ensure you cover when keeping your garage door in great shape throughout the year.

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Clean Tracks

One of the most important periodic maintenance activities for a garage door is to clean the tracks. Dirt and debris can collect in your garage door tracks, causing your door to stick or potentially even break should it become jammed. Cleaning the tracks with a cloth dampened with warm water and cleaning solution will help keep them free of debris and ensure that your door runs smoothly at all times.

This is a simple enough process, one that requires minimal effort and can be done every few months. All you need to do is clean the tracks with soap and water, then dry them with a cloth.

Check for Loose Parts

Another important part of your garage door’s maintenance is to check for loose parts or components. If any bolts or screws are not securely fastened, they can become a major issue. Make sure to look over all of these areas regularly to make sure everything is in place and secure.

Check the Balance

The balance of your garage door should be checked regularly for proper functioning. To check, manually open your door about halfway and let it go—it should stay in place without any assistance from you. If the door doesn’t stay put, then there may be an issue with its balance or springs, which should be addressed by our team of experts as soon as possible.

Light Changes

Another important maintenance activity that should be done every few months is to check the light bulbs on your garage door opener. If any of them are burned out, replace them with new ones. This is a simple task, one that will ensure that everything is running effectively and safely at all times.

By following these basic maintenance tips and guidelines, you’ll help ensure that your garage door is running properly and that it lasts for years to come. For any other service or repair needs, our team at Crawford Door Sales is here to help with all your garage door needs in Salt Lake City and surrounding Utah areas. Contact us today to learn more!

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