Spring Cleaning: Tips for a Functional Garage

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The days are growing longer, the temperatures are rising, and the desert is bursting to life. Valley residents are also committed to purging the clutter and cleaning their homes. These signs indicate that spring is near. Extend your spring-cleaning efforts to your garage along with your garage door opener and door to ensure a functional space.

Suggestions for Spring Cleaning

Sell, Donate, Recycle/Repurpose

Have you used it lately? Does it hold any sentimental value? If the answers to these questions are no, it’s okay to sell, donate, or recycle/repurpose those items. You may also want to let go of anything you may have more than one of if having duplicates is unnecessary. Hazardous materials, like paint, and electronics must be responsibly disposed of – you can find information for doing this on your city’s website. Minimizing the contents of your garage will ultimately make more room for your vehicles.

Add Adequate Storage Systems

If you don’t have adequate storage, then the clutter very well may creep back in. After evaluating your space and taking measurements, pick up or order storage solutions, such as racks and cabinets. These can be found at most any home improvement store – your local warehouse may even carry them. Loose items should be stored in clear bins or, for tools, on pegboards that are appropriately labeled. The goal is to have a home for everything in which it can be quickly returned.

Repair or Replace Your Opener

Spring is an ideal time to inspect your garage door opener. You should test the photoelectric sensors, door balance, and automatic reversal every six months. Consult your opener’s owner manual for step-by-step instructions. If you notice something amiss, contact a local garage door opener professional, like APEX Garage Door and Repair for repair. Replacing the opener with an internet-connected device can provide peace of mind, as they allow you to monitor and operate the door from anywhere, anytime.

Garage Door Opener Services

APEX Garage Door and Repair is a locally owned, operated, and licensed garage door repair company with a team of experienced professionals. Our company services residential and commercial clients throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. APEX Garage Door and Repair specializes in the installation, maintenance, and repair of today’s most popular garage door and garage door opener brands. Contact us today at (480) 460-1199 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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