Saturday, March 16, 2013

How to Clean Rubber Seal on a Garage Door

Fig.1 Garage door
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Clean rag, or towel 
Soapy water

I was called by a client in Santa Clarita, California. They were selling their home and moving to Colorado. After the Realtor checked each room of their beautiful home, she requested a huge laundry list of repairs that needed to be addressed immediately. One job was to clean the garage door seal. 

This post shows the four steps to cleaning the garage rubber strip at the bottom of the door.

Step 1: Roll up the garage door and inspect the black rubber seal. Check to see if the seal is cracked or cut. If not precede to the next step and fig.1 shows the opened garage door.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the seal is dirty, a rag dipped in soapy water will remove the dirt and leave the seal clean.
Fig.2 Dirty seal
Fig.3 Cleaner
Step 3: After the seal is clean the last step is to use a rubber sealer. Fig.4 shows the use the ArmorAll product will seal the rubber strip.
Fig.4 Clean the seal
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the garage door seal is ready for many more years of work. This rubber seal is clean and is sealed and pliable to do its job of keeping dirt and wind drafts out of the garage. The door seal passed the inspection and thus this job was finished.
Fig.5 Job done

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