A garage door works better as well as for a longer period when you take care of it on a regular basis. In case of lack of proper care, the door creates problems for you such as failure to open or weird sounds while opening. This is exactly when you need professional help. However, in order to reduce the frequency of this help, you need to maintain your garage door at regular intervals. The maintenance process starts from inspection whose frequency depends upon the weather condition. Following the inspection, here are some maintenance tips for you to increase the efficiency as well as life of your garage door.
Inspect the Tracks and Grease Them
At the time of checking the garage door tracks, ensure that there are no cracks on them or on the line. These cracks actually prevent the door from proper functioning. If cracks are present, you will have to replace them via professional help. It is also essential to lubricate the tracks with a silicone spray for smooth functioning of the garage door. You need to do so in between the inspections. If you are living in a region where freezing temperatures are common, it is advisable to apply petroleum jelly on the seal made up of rubber, which is located at the door’s bottom. This prevents the door from affixing to the ground during the period of freezing temperatures.
Do Not Experiment with the Torsion Springs
These springs are tightly wounded under acute pressure. These conditions are essential for their smooth working. Therefore, it is wise not to touch them unless you know how to tackle them. Further, avoid untying any plug or bolt on the door, as it can unhinge these parts to invite health hazards for your family members as well as pets.
Test the Opener Batteries
An opener allows you to open the garage door automatically. Therefore, it is necessary to check its batteries at regular intervals. Otherwise, the functioning will not be, as it needs to be. You need to check the batteries of the remote opener by pressing the button present on the power button of the remote control. This will light up the control immediately, which indicates enough power in batteries. In case this light is absent or if it is dim, it is the sign of changing the battery.
Examine the Door
Liberate the door from the automatic mechanism by hauling the release cord to check the functionality of the door. If the door maintains its balance when you pull it half way up and release, the door is appropriately balanced. In case the balance is not there, you need to take professional help.