Listening to that squeaky garage door every single day can be a grind, for you as well as your neighbors. This is truer if you work unconventional hours and therefore come home in the wee hours of the morning, at which time your garage door wakes up the entire Bay Area!
Even apart from the inconvenience, faulty garage door systems can cause injury to you or your property or loved ones. Because of the weight, the doors can easily come off the hinges, destroying anything lying in their path.
However, with simple periodic garage doors maintenance, you can extend the life of your garage door, as well as the good service period, and avoid that scowl Mrs. Jones from across the street has been giving you in the past. Here are a few tips:
Use good lubricating oil regularly to keep your garage door’s moving parts lubricated. These include the rollers, hinges, chain rail and locks. Also, inspect the cables and end bearings. This offers you a guarantee of drastic reduction of squeaking noises.
2 . Sealing
If you have a metallic door, watch out for rusting that comes from interaction of moisture with the steel part of the door. Installing weather seals however will help you to reduce impact of moisture on the rust-prone parts. Susceptible areas include the garage door frame, the bottom part of the door and in between the door panels.
Use clean water to clean thoroughly the garage door track from time to time. Do not use oil or lubricant because these may not be as good for the tracks. Use a damp cloth and hot water to remove accumulated debris regularly.
4. Check the Remote
If your remote is malfunctioning, try to fix it by resetting the garage door opener or replacing the remote’s batteries. If neither helps, you may have to call a professional, since every door opener has its troubleshooting instructions.
5. Sensor realignment
If you have trouble with opening and/or closing the door using your remote, try to realign the door sensors. They will not communicate properly when out of place. Misaligned sensors can also pose a danger to you and your family since they interfere with the in-built safety mechanisms to prevent damage.
6. Call professionals
If you notice any fault you do not know how to fix, contact professionals in Bay Area as soon as possible. If you do not know what to do exactly, refrain from fidgeting with the door or system as you may end up causing greater damage. These garage door repair services are usually available round-the-clock, and you can be assisted within a few minutes or an hour.