Your garage door is probably the biggest automated object in your house. But like every object with an electronic component to it, a garage door also poses safety and security concerns that must be dealt with accordingly.
It’s not difficult to keep your garage door safe and well-maintained. It only takes a few hours each year to minimize any problems that may arise.
Here’s what you need to do to make sure your garage door works as it should:
Inspect the garage door.
Check the springs, cables, pulleys, and all other moving parts for signs of wear. If they’re not working as well as you’d like, do not attempt to fix them yourself. Contact experienced garage door service providers, like Price’s Guaranteed Doors, to have them adjusted.
Lubricate moving parts.
At least once a year, apply lithium grease on the garage door opener’s chain and screw. For the overhead springs, use a spray lubricant. This only takes 10 minutes and makes sure your door is moving smoothly and friction-free all throughout the year.
Do the balance test.
Close the door and turn off the automatic opener. Now, lift the door with your hands. Does it go up smoothly and without resistance? If not, it’s time for you to get your door serviced by a professional.
Educate your children.
Teach your children that the garage door is not a plaything. Keep the opener out of their reach, and tell them there are serious consequences if they attempt to play with the opener control or get their fingers between the door sections.
A garage serves many functions. It provides a storage area, a work station, and a play area in one. Also, it helps provide security from intruders and keeps the elements out. But it is precisely for these reasons that you should always keep your garage door in top working condition.