Like every other major part of your home, a quick monthly check is the easiest way to ensure everything is running smoothly. Below the Overhead Door Company of Charleston has listed some answers to a few FAQs about garage door service as well as how to perform these checks yourself so you can see what sort of garage door service your setup needs.
Why Examine My Door?
Even if you’ve got a quality setup — like, say one from the Overhead Door Company — performing monthly checks will help you get the most out of it and save you from hefty garage door service repair costs in the years to come.
What Should I Look For?
There are a number of easy tests you can perform that require no special tools, skills, or expertise:
- Check the Alignment: If your door is favoring one side, it can lead to undue wear and tear on your entire setup. Even if your garage door passes the eye test, taking a closer look is still a good idea. To do so, unhook the opener, then raise and lower your door by hand. If you find any rough patches where the movement feels restricted you may have alignment issues.
- Crooked/Broken Sensors: Those little lasers on opposite sides of your door are a major key to keeping you and your loved ones safe around your garage door. They keep your door from coming down on your car or an outstretched appendage. To test them, place a broom in the path of the sensor as the door is starting to close. If it stops, you’re good. If not, it’s an immediate safety hazard and you should make arrangements to repair it immediately.
- Dirt/Debris: Not only is it displeasing to look at, but dirt and debris can lead to additional problems and more garage door service in the future. For instance, grime that builds up on the track or rollers can cause your opener to work harder and wear out faster than if you were to give it a quick cleaning every few weeks.
What Do I Get With A Professional Inspection?
Every visit from the Overhead Door Company starts with our 14-point inspection where a specially-trained technician examines everything — rollers, tracks, opener, door, keypad, you name it. We create a detailed writeup noting any safety issues or repairs that we believe would be in your best interest (especially since they don’t work on commission). If you do need garage door service, we give you an upfront price and timetable for completion. Plus, we back all of our repairs up with Overhead Door’s complete satisfaction guarantee.
When Can I Get An Inspection?
Whenever you want! At the Overhead Door of Charleston, our operators are standing by 24/7 to help you out. Whether it’s a routine inspection or an emergency garage door service rundown, we’ll do everything we can to make it out to you in a timely manner. Call today to set up your appointment.