When suddenly your garage door stops working and you can’t go on with your daily routine because the garage door is not cooperating; this is one of the most stressful and frustrating thing to deal with. And then you realize how important it is that your door functions properly and how you took for granted its role in your daily life.
Alright, stop right there with all the drama. At this point, there is still something you can do before you start calculating in your head just how much it will cost you to call in the repairman. Let us help you out with our little to-do guide to check on your garage door before you call in the pro.
1. Check if it is only a maintenance issue. Maybe you only need to lubricate the chains and all the moving parts.
2. Try looking closely and see if there are any obstructions. Check for pieces of lumber, garden tools, toys etc. that could be blocking the track that could be preventing it from opening or closing. Removing it could just be your answer to have it operating back to normal.
3. You have to make sure that the garage door opener is receiving electricity on both ends, meaning the control panel, the remote and everything else that needs power to make it work. Replace batteries of the remote if it is weak.
4. Try lowering the garage; if it shakes or is making a lot of noise, then the rollers must be the cause. Just make sure you know exactly where the noise is coming from.
If you have done everything and despite all the measures made to try fixing it on your own and still nothing worked, then it is time you need to call in the expert. Make sure you call someone from a reputable service center and not those fly by nights which will cost you more for doing a sloppy job.