Your garage door is a huge investment so it is important to keep it operating well. The best way to do that is with regular garage maintenance. You can also see this as preventative maintenance and a way to avoid an untimely break down or costly repair. Thankfully some due diligence can go a long way on a Garage Door.
Visual Inspections The first thing you should do is to look your garage door over thoroughly. Doing this monthly may take only 5 or 10 minutes but you might be able to catch a small issue before it becomes too big and costly. Check your garage door hardware, rollers, springs, cables, garage door opener, pulleys, and any other parts. Look for rust, build up of grime, cracks, splits or fraying.
Clear the Track You should also regularly clear the track of your garage door. Dirt and debris can make their way into garage door tracks and over time, this can build up and cause your garage door to operate poorly. Simply wipe down your tracks every few months to ensure that dirt and debris do not build up and impact your garage door operation.
You should also perform safety checks a few times a year. This means ensuring that your reversing mechanism operates well, as well as your safety sensors that stop the garage door if something is underneath it. Doing this is essential to keep your family and your belongings safe. People are injured by garage doors every year but by conducting safety checks, you can reduce the risk of it happening to you.
Keep it Clean
Keeping your garage door clean can also prolong its life. This is simple enough to do. Two or three times a year, grab a hose and clean off your garage door to ensure that you keep it not only looking great but also reduce the chance of rust or other issues. Also, be sure to keep the garage door tracks clear of any shovel or broom handles, if the door collides with one of these on its way down, you will likely be scheduling an off-track repair.
If you prefer a professional to come out and give your garage door a maintenance check, you can always take advantage of our $49 tune-up, this is a great value for the money.
Remember, whatever your garage door needs, big or small, we do it all! Be sure to call a name you can trust. Lake Woodlands Garage Door 832-833-2442