How to Handle the Maintenance of Your Garage Door
Maintaining your garage door is likely one of the least things on your mind. However, if you are the proud owner of a home with a garage door, you really should give it some serious consideration. The many problems that we address for our customers at Dunwoody Garage Door Repair can be avoided with routine maintenance. If you want to go on using your garage door without any interruption, it will require routine maintenance. Maintenance will enable you to go on using your garage door without any unfortunate incident, such as your door falling down on top of your car. If you have others who use your garage, this means that it goes through a lot of wear and tear. The more often your door is used, the more servicing it might require. You, like most people, likely just go on using your garage without ever giving consideration to its condition until something happens. You can avoid the misfortune of not being able to use your garage when you need it or having it fall down when you have routine servicing performed.
Like most garage door services in Dunwoody, GA, Dunwoody Garage Door Repair offers a maintenance program to keep your garage door in good working condition. It is the garage door that is the largest thing in your home and likely the heaviest. This means that it will require some repairs from time to time. It is the job of our service technicians to make sure that every component of your door is in good condition so that you do not experience serious problems later. Our expert technicians know where all of the parts go and how they should operate. There are a lot of parts, including moving parts, associated with your garage door. Not everyone is equipped to handle the job of maintaining your garage door. Why not call and find out what we can do to maintain your garage door.
Here are some of the many benefits you will receive from routine garage door maintenance:
- Preserves the life of your garage door
- Reduces service calls
- Continued functionality (no interruption)
- Avoid frustration when not opening
- Offers optimum efficiency
In some cases, we service our customers garage door several times a year. This is a good idea, especially when your garage is being used several times a day. When they know that they cannot risk going a single day without the use of their garage, they take every precaution to make sure they do not have to. This means that they allow us to service their garage door as often as necessary to keep it functioning properly.
In addition to not being able to access your garage when you need it, you could also be harmed by your door. It has been reported that lives have actually been lost due to faulty garage doors. In most cases, it is the springs that eventually broke, which caused the door to fall down. This is just how serious it is to have your garage door maintained by a well-qualified service professional. You can rest assured that with our help, we will keep you safe from the potential harm that can occur when you use a faulty garage doo.
Some people might feel that they can just handle the maintenance of their garage on their own. We respect anyone who wants to do this but without the right skills and training, you should keep yourself out of harms way. This is a job best left to the qualified and trained professionals of Dunwoody Garage Door Repair. In the case of remaining safe, we don’t think you can ever be too cautious.
Why a Professional Technician Should Handle Your Maintenance
- Lubricate rollers, hinges, chain hoists and shaft bearings along with any other parts that require lubrication
- Tighten track brackets, back hangs, hinges, drums and couplings
- Access the safety mechanisms of the door, transmitter and springs. Evaluate other door controls to make sure they are functioning properly
- Evaluate the doors chains, rollers, tracks, cables, bottom bars and alignments
- Readjust brake, limit assemblies and clutch when needed
Again, without the properly training to identify and fix the problems you might be experiencing, we would recommend that you rely on the services of a garage door service professional. There are plenty of moving parts that you should be fully aware of, which can cause you harm if you are not. If you forget a single part, you might experience a disaster that could be avoided with the help of a trained professional.
While we strongly suggest that you allow a qualified professional to handle your garage door maintenance, there are some things that you should look out for. Whenever you have maintenance performed, you should write it down along with what was done. Pay attention to any pattern of problems that you might experience. This is a problem that should be addressed as quickly as possible. You might eventually find out that there is something that you or someone else in who uses the garage, is doing to cause the problem. It is a waste of your money to continue addressing the same issue. Make sure you pay attention to patterns and bring this to the attention of our service professional.
If you have a problem that you are ignoring, doing so will only make the matter worse. This is one of the problems that we notice most often; ignoring that there is a problem. When you have regular maintenance, you never have to worry because our technician will know right away that there is something wrong. It gives you peace-of-mind when you allow someone else to assume responsibility for the maintenance of your garage door. We give our customer’s the reassurance that they can continue using their garage door without the possibility of it falling down on top of them or their car. Worse yet, falling down on top of them!