September Home Maintenance To-Do List

Garage doors on house.

To-Do #7: Clean and Lubricate Garage Door

A neglected garage door can soon become jittery and noisy.

Give your garage door a little maintenance and cleaning this month so that your comings and goings won’t wake the neighbors.

Follow these steps:

  • Give the door itself a good cleaning to remove grime and mildew from the summer’s heat and lawn chores.
  • Use a rag to wipe dirt and debris out of the garage door tracks.
  • Lightly lubricate the hinges, bearings, and springs with engine oil.
  • If your door has metal rollers, you can also apply a little motor oil to them as well. If your door has nylon rollers, skip this step or else they may slip.
  • Raise and lower the garage door a few times to distribute the lubrication, and you’re all set!

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September Home Maintenance To-Do List