Just as you perform regular maintenance on your car to assure safe and reliable travel, your garage door will require regular checks as well. As a homeowner, we suggest to our clients a semi-annual maintenance check by our technicians to assure the same safe and reliable operation.
By paying attention to a few important parts of your garage door, you could save time, money, and frustration, not to mention possible injury.
Start by checking if there are any loose bolts and screws in each mounting bracket located along the tracks. If they are loose, they need to be tightened and missing ones replaced using genuine bolts and screws. You might also need to check the tracks themselves. The vertical ones should be aligned straight and be at the same height while the horizontal ones should be a little bit slanted towards the back of the garage. If they are not properly aligned, our professional technicians have the correct tools to return them to the right position and will tighten all bolts and screws.
Also do a checkup on the springs. If they seem to be loose, call and we will retighten the springs and create new tension. Do not try to adjust the springs on your own; there is too much tension and injury is possible during the process.
Open and close the door several times to confirm whether it is swift and smooth. If it is heavy and does not open easily, then there might be a problem in the garage door opener itself. For electric doors, check the batteries. They may be low if the door keeps on getting stuck. Also check to see if the remote control if it is in sync with the garage door. You may be required to reprogram the remote. If you don’t know how, give us a call and we’ll gladly assist you.
By keeping your eye on these important functions of your garage door, you will able to detect and prevent a problem that could otherwise prove to be hazardous and costly. If you have any doubt about the safety or operational functions of your garage door, give us a call. You know what they say – it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
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