Autumn Maintenance for Your Garage
It is important to keep up with your garage maintenance as the seasons change. Autumn is a great time to reorganize your garage to ensure that the cold weather that follows does not damage doors, windows, or flooring. Make the most out of your seasonal cleaning with these tips.
Begin your maintenance by straightening up or clearing out all items in your garage. This could also mean getting rid of some things in your garage such as old bikes, toys, or food if you have a refrigerator. Once you put together what you do not need, double check that your cold weather accessories are easy to access for the winter months, including leaf blowers, rakes, snow blowers, and shovels. You can then put away anything you have been using over the summer that you will not need for maintenance purposes.
Do not put all of your attention in one section of your garage. Make sure that you give the exterior of your garage a cleaning as well. Use a power washer or hose with soap and water to get rid of any dirt. While you are working on the outside of your garage, wash the driveway to get rid of any motor fluids, dirt from the road, or stains. Remember, once the autumn leaves have all fallen you may have to clean out the gutters and downspouts as well. After the outside is clean, you can then apply the same cleaning steps to the inside by washing the windows and floors.
Check your garage to see if anything has been damaged over the months and needs to be fixed. If you find something broken, the first thing to do is to contact a garage specialist such as the ones on our team so that we can help you repair your specific garage issue. However, if you do not find any damage to your garage, it is beneficial to continue to do some repairing such as spraying all moving parts on your garage door with lubrication, repainting doors/window frames, and caulking any cracks found.
Keep your garage a safe place by protecting yourself and insulate any pipes that are exposed or are broken. Also, check to see that your weather stripping is in-tack because this helps keep your garage warm and prevents any moisture from getting in.
Contact the garage specialists at Blue Sky Builders if you any further questions regarding your annual autumn garage maintenance. We have been building quality garages in Illinois for over 30 years and are passionate about all things garage related. Call 630-852-8485 or visit Blue Sky Builders online to learn more.