It's easy to forget about regular garage door maintenance with our busy schedules. Besides, who ever wakes up in the morning and thinks, "Today I want to focus all my time and energy on how to repair and maintain my garage door"? Well luckily, we do. At Mighty Garage Doors, based out of San Diego, CA, we repair, replace, and sell garage doors and garage door parts. In this series, I hope to answer a few of the commonly asked questions about garage door service.
In the first part of this series, I'm going to focus on preventative maintenance of garage door operators. In the garage door industry we call them operators, but they are also commonly called motors or openers. If your garage door motor is giving you a hassel, either opening or closing you may have a broken spring on your garage door. If that is the case then immediately call Mighty door for fast friendly repair of your garage door springs. If the springs are not
broken, then the first place to look is your photo eyes, near the bottom of the garage door. Operator sensors that are not properly aligned, will not allow your door to close. Next, make sure your operator rail is properly lubricated with industry specific lubrication. You should only have to lubricate a garage door rail once every two years. Thirdly your travel limits or your sensitivity control could need adjusting. It's easy to adjust those with flathead screw driver. The adjustments are normally located on the side and back of the powerhead.
The three suggestions I have listed, can help your garage door
get back to working order 65% of the time. This saves you some greenbacks, and it saves us the time spent fixing something that you could have easily done. The above suggestions are only suggestions. If they do not help get your door back to working order, or if they make things worse, we can not be held responsible and highly recommend calling Mighty Garage doors for service.