Most people go out of their way to take care of their cars, electrical appliances, and homes, but when it comes to a garage door, they aren’t so enthusiastic about it. However that kind of attitude can be detrimental because a garage door is an important part of your house and if it isn’t maintained properly, it can lead to accidents, injuries, delays, etc. Our experienced technicians can maintain your garage door at a low cost saving you time and money.
Maintaining a garage door is by no means difficult. In fact, it’s one of the easiest things to do. You will be able to keep your garage door in good working condition for a long period of time if you know the right ways of maintaining it. Apart from keeping your garage door in optimal condition, you will be able to prevent property damage and serious injuries if you regularly maintain your garage door. Therefore, regularly maintaining and inspecting your garage door is important.
When it comes to garage doors, the best preventive measure that anyone can take is regularly maintaining their garage door. Following are some garage door maintenance ways.
Whenever there’s a fault or problem with a mechanical device or an electrical device, the first thing you do is examine and diagnose the problem. In the same way, you should conduct a thorough inspection of your garage door. Inspection of all hardware and garage door parts is an important part of garage door maintenance. The garage door parts and hardware to inspect include rollers, cables, springs, pulleys, hinges etc. You need to inspect the garage door parts and hardware for wear and tear. If something doesn’t look or sound right then you’ve a got a problem at hand.
If you’re really serious about finding out any potential problems with your garage door then have a trained professional inspect it. In case something is broken or loose, get it fixed before using the garage door again. If you suspect something is wrong, you might need to replace that particular part. But before you go about it, make sure you have the right set of tools and knowledge to do so. If not, you can always hire a qualified professional to replace or fix the damaged part. If some part is loose such as a cable, tighten it immediately or if the rollers are worn out, you can replace them on your own easily. In most cases, you’ll require the help of a professional to replace/fix the affected hardware or part.
Test the balance of your garage door
An important part of maintaining a garage door is testing the balance of the garage door every now and then. Close the door and detach the automatic opener if your garage door features an automatic opener system. After this, lift the door manually. Now, you should be able to lift the door smoothly and should face little resistance. In case you have difficulty opening or lifting the garage door then your door is probably out of balance. If your door is out of balance, get it serviced by a trained professional as soon as possible.
Lubricate the garage door
When it comes to maintaining a garage door, lubricating the garage door is essential. This includes lubricating the moving parts of the garage door. An effective and inexpensive way to lubricate a garage door is using engine oil. The areas you need to lubricate include the locking latches and the hinges in the center of the door panels. Avoid lubricating the plastic rollers and plastic bearings. Furthermore, avoid using grease to lubricate the garage door as this can attract dirt.
There you have it—the three most basic garage door maintenance ways. By using the aforementioned pointers, one can easily maintain their garage door and keep it in optimal condition for years to come.
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