When a garage door is working properly, most homeowners don’t think twice about maintaining it. It’s often taken for granted that the average garage door opens and closes at least four times a day. When it begins to malfunction, however, the same homeowners are quick to contact a garage door service company to come out and take a look. While calling a professional is required for some issues, and encouraged for others, there are times when the call may be premature.
One of the best ways to avoid costly garage door repairs is to perform routine garage door maintenance. If you’re mechanically inclined, there are some basic tasks such as tightening any loose hardware and lubricating the door’s rollers, hinges, and springs that you can easily do yourself.
Hiring a professional garage door service technician is a sound choice, however, if you’re not comfortable performing these and other tasks. A professional will also be able to spot minor problems before they become major ones. If a problem exists, a professional can have you back in business in no time at all.
Before You Call, Check…
Because most homeowners aren’t familiar with garage doors and their operation, they’re often quick to call a garage door service technician, when professional repair isn’t even necessary. Here are two things you should check before contacting your friends at Phoenician Garage Door & Repair:
#1: The Power – Make sure your garage door opener is receiving power at both ends. Replace the batteries as needed in the handheld remote as well as in the key pad. You’ll also want to ensure that no breakers have tripped. Sometimes the manual release cord can become loose; make sure it is not.
#2. Photoelectric Sensors – It doesn’t take much more than a misaligned sensor to keep a garage door from operating smoothly, or to keep it from opening and closing at all. There are two photoelectric sensors located six inches towards the door’s bottom. Make sure these are aligned properly and that no objects are blocking them.
Time to Make that CallIf your garage door still isn’t operational after you’ve performed some basic maintenance tasks and have checked for misaligned photoelectric sensors or power issues, then it’s time to pick up the phone, and contact Phoenician Garage Door & Repair at (602) 304-1313 for prompt attention to all of your garage door problems.
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