Routine safety and
maintenance of your garage entrance is needed to keep it in good working order.
Tips to use for maintaining and repairing your garage door will help you
determine if there is a problem. When a problem occurs the source will need to
be found. If the motor unit is bad, a replacement is cheaper for you to buy
than having the old one repaired.
The outside of your
garage door should be cleaned at least four times a year. This can be done by
using a soft car brush and water with a mild detergent. Regular washing of the
garage door will reduce debris that can build up on the door that can cause it
to age prematurely. You do not want to use a cleaner that is abrasive as it may
damage the surface of the door. Salt should also not be used to melt snow near
the door as it can corrode the hardware and other elements. Make sure to sweep
up all leaves and debris in front of the door.
Lubricating the moving
parts of your garage gate needs to be included in your maintenance strategy. A
door that is properly lubricated will not stick. This can be done by using a
light lubricating oil. You can find this type of oil at a local hardware store.
Spray all the moving parts including all of the hinges and the rollers. Proper
lubrication will keep the door operating efficiently as it …
The temperature has
already dropped in most northern states, but that doesn’t mean it is too late
to get your home buttoned up for the really cold winter months ahead.
Give yourself the
peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is prepared to weather the ice
and snow efficiently – in other words, without costing you an arm or a leg.
Alicia on “Knowing your
It can be tempting to
run everything in your home by the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
motto – not touching or thinking about maintaining an appliance until it dies
or fails. When it comes to your house, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure. For example, a dryer from 1985 that still works well and is
problem-free probably has a filter system that isn’t working as well as it did
the day it was purchased, which makes it a serious fire hazard. So, put your
preventive-medicine hat on and get ahead of fires, leaks and other costly
damages by enlisting a professional to check the pipes, and appliances like the
refrigerator, washer/dryer, furnace and water heater.
Sarah on “Tracking warranties
Warranty papers and
service plans, especially those that come on the actual product receipt, have a
way of floating around kitchens, home offices, purses, pockets and dresser tops
without ever landing in a permanent, easy-to-find spot. Think about taking some
time now to round up the paperwork on all of your appliances …