As the saying goes, "the best defense is a good offense", and that rings doubly true when it comes to taking care of your automated garage door system. There are a lot of different problems that can be prevented by making sure your door is routinely examined and maintained by our professional technicians.
Catching Spring Issues Early
Being some of – if not the – most important parts of your garage door system, the springs require extra attention. They operate under a great deal of stress, and therefore are liable to suffer from wear and tear damage eventually. Considering many people use their garage door as a main entry point to their house, it's easy to see how these hardworking components can come to need some TLC. By making sure they are properly examined and lubricated on a regular basis, you're effectively making sure that your springs not only stay in an optimal condition, but also that any potential problem with them will get discovered before serious damage can occur.
Ensuring Operational Safety
Your garage door has a few features that are meant to prevent it from harming any person or object that gets in its path. The opener's safety sensors are responsible for recognizing an obstacle and reversing the system in order to avoid hitting that obstacle. However, if they become misaligned, or if their lenses get scratched, they may fail to do their job properly. That means your safety, and that of your family, can be at risk. When our professional technicians perform a maintenance routine, they make sure to thoroughly test out the system's safety features and make sure that everything is working correctly.
Readjustment is Key
There are several parts of your system that can require some readjustment from time to time. Your springs are an easy example, as their tension needs to be properly distributed, but your safety cables can also benefit from being adjusted. This can prevent your door panels from starting to tilt, or, if they are already tilting, will stop them from collapsing.
Seek Professional Assistance
While it may be tempting to try and perform all sorts of tasks by yourself, the inherit dangers involved with the process make it not worth your while. The best thing for you to do is contact our experts at Garage Door Repair Walnut and get your system properly maintained. Call us today.