Garage Door Checkup01/10/2014 Back To Blog
An important part of garage door maintenance is giving it a checkup from time to time. There are numerous issues that can be alleviated if caught at an early stage. There are many moving parts that wear out easily, but doing a checkup periodically will enable you to adjust or replace as needed.
Check the Remote’s Battery
You can begin you checkup by checking the condition and functionality of the remote control. The remote to the opener is battery powered so make sure it has fresh batteries at all times. Many homeowners overlook this. It is highly recommended to observe the batteries as part of the routine checkup.
Look For Sensor Blockage
The overhead garage door will not close if something is blocking the path of the sensors. It could be small debris that is blown in from outdoors. Make sure to check this before calling an expert. The sensors could also be out of alignment or just need cleaning. If you have to realign them, simply undo the screws, adjust them back to alignment and tighten down the screws. That sounds simple right? To clean them, simply get a soft cloth that is slightly moistened and gently brush off the face of the sensors. These are simple tasks that you can do on your own to save some money.
Listen-out for Squeaking
Squeaking noise is usually the first sign of letting you know that your garage door needs a little tender love and care. This can be a result of loose parts that undo themselves after a long period of usage. Tighten all loose components. A dirty garage door track can also create noise from the rollers. This will wear down roller bearing quickly. To clean, take a light detergent or simply soap and water. With a soft rag, wipe out all dirt, grit, and grease. Once you’re done, take a dry cloth and wipe away any moisture. Lastly, reapply a thin coat of lubrication in the tracks.