We all know how to perform routine maintenance on appliances and systems inside our homes, but we often overlook the outside. We forget that performing regular maintenance to the exterior of our house, particularly painting, powerwashing and maintaining our garage doors, is important.
That is where professionals like Fast Local Garage Door Inc. come in to take the hassle out of garage door maintenance. We are experts in the installation and repair of garage doors; we can fix anything from garage door cables to faulty garage door springs. We are fast, yet efficient and will arrive ready to work in less than an hour. We are open 24/7 to assist you with any emergency repairs that may arise from everyday use of your garage door or unexpected accidents.
If you would like to make sure that your garage door continues to function properly, here are some tips:
Lubricate, Lubricate, Lubricate
From time to time it is a good idea to lubricate some of the garage door mechanisms, including rollers, hinges, roller tracks and latches. You can use a penetrating solvent like WD-40 to grease those mechanisms. Be sure to lubricate the pulleys on the extension-spring openers and the bearings on torsion-spring openers.
Remember to Oil
After you lubricate, you want to clean off any solvent and then apply a light oil lubricant to all the same mechanisms. This will make sure that all parts are oiled well enough to function properly and not allow your garage door to get stuck. Just like your car needs oil to function, so does your garage door. So, take care of your garage door as much as you would take care of your car and keep it oiled.
Unstick Those Tough to Reach Spots
Check to see if any rollers or hinges are stuck and won’t budge. If they are stuck, soak them in kerosene. You can use a small brush, like a toothbrush, to get those hard to reach places. Next, you can use steel wool to remove any rust, then wipe all the parts clean and apply a lubricant.
Don’t Forget the Garage Door Opener
Lastly, you want to lubricate the garage door opener, especially if it is operated by a chain or drive screw. This is the part that operates the garage door, so it is one of the most important parts that needs to function smoothly. After completing all these steps, your garage door will work beautifully.
Everyone hates when they are trying to open their garage door and it is stuck, trapping your car and preventing you from getting to your destination. Avoid this scenario and follow these maintenance steps regularly. If you encounter any issues while performing routine maintenance on your garage door, then contact us at 1-855-984-3667 and we will be there promptly on the same day to assess, diagnose and fix your problems.
For more information on our services and garage door options at Fast Local Garage Door Inc., please browse our website. Keep us in mind for any repairs and we won’t disappoint. All our technicians are licensed, bonded and insured to provide you with timely and affordable 24/7 solutions.