Why Regular Garage Door Service is Important for Your Home
You rely on your garage door to keep your home and family protected from the outside. You may not give it a second thought when it’s running smoothly. But your entire day can be disrupted when it breaks down.
You can help keep your garage door in top shape by watching for common problems and scheduling regular preventive maintenance with a professional. Regular maintenance can help keep your door operating smoothly and help prevent accidents, break-ins, and property damage.
Signs Your Garage Door May Need Maintenance
As you use your garage door, you’ll grow familiar with the noises it makes. Listen for unusual noises or changes in its regular operating sounds. A new or unusual sound often indicates a maintenance issue.
Your garage door should close completely for home security, temperature control, and to protect the items in your garage from the weather. Check for gaps between panels and between the door and the floor. If you find any, your door may need to be adjusted or the installation procedures re-checked.
Remote Control Issues
Your remote control is your key to a warm, dry homecoming. Regular use causes wear and tear. It’s not unusual for remote batteries to need replacement or for buttons to wear out. Check for buttons that are sticky or don’t work consistently.
Test Automatic Reverse
For safety reasons, most garage doors today use pressure or photo sensors to detect if an object is in the way of the door closing. You can test a pressure sensor by placing an unbreakable object in the door’s path before closing it. For a photo sensor, wave an object like a garden rake or hockey stick in front of the sensor. In both cases, the door should immediately reverse.
Unstick the Door
A garage door that won’t open or close can seriously disrupt your day. Common causes are a dead battery in the remote or photo sensors that need cleaning or alignment. If those don’t solve the problem, you might need a professional.
Professional Garage Door Maintenance in the Seattle Area
Sometimes, your garage door fix is as easy as changing a battery or cleaning the photo sensors. For problems you can’t fix, we’ve got you covered.
Call Rainbow Garage Door Service for installation, repairs, and regular maintenance to keep your garage door on track.
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