You just got up and realized you were early and had a little extra time. You find yourself savoring your cup of morning java while you get the kids ready and out the door to the bus stop. You still have time to spare before you have to head out to get to work yourself. You decide to tidy up the kitchen a bit and then head out to the garage to get your car started. As soon as you enter the garage and hit the switch you realize something is wrong. All of a sudden you are not going to be on time any longer. Your garage door will not open. This plays out two ways; you can either manually open the garage door or you are stuck. If you are stuck now you are going to find yourself scrambling around for an alternate way to work.

When Is It Time to Service Your Garage Door?

Is there a way from preventing this scenario from actually playing out? There is a way to make sure you are aware of aging and breaking parts. If you have a garage door opener, then you should have a garage door repair technician’s contact information on hand. You can reach out to any residential garage door repair phoenix az company. This is the 1st step in the process of preventative maintenance. If you do not have a garage door company that you feel is reliable then you should find one. The best way to acquire business contact is by asking neighbors, friends, family, and co-workers. Someone will have a contact with a business that has been pleasant and efficient.

Program your garage door company’s information into your phone and also keep it handy written down on a day planner. When you have some free time call the company to have them come to inspect your garage door opener. You should have a preventative maintenance check performed on your garage door at least annually. If you live in a region that experiences large climate changes then you may want to schedule a check-up every 6 months. These regions are areas that go from sub-zero temperatures in the winter months to heat index temperatures well into the ’90s or even 100’s during the summer months. These drastic changes can cause more wear and tear on the mechanisms.

Garage doors have many working parts. In some cases, you may be experiencing garage door problems due to a blocked sensor. This is an easy problem to solve. If your door does not open or close, then you will check where the ground sensors are. If something is blocking them then simply move that item and try working your garage door again. If it works, then you know the sensor was blocked. If it does not work at least you can share this bit of information with the garage door repair company when you call to schedule your appointment. Your technician will come out and check all of the chains and cords that work in the mechanical structure of the opener. The technician will also check the light in the opener and the sensors.

Nathan Robinson