One of the most overlooked “appliances” in your home is the garage door.
You press a button. It goes up. It goes down. Simple, right?
Not really. Like every other mechanical device you own – your cars, your
kitchen and laundry appliances and your heating and cooling systems – your
garage door and its operating system needs to be properly adjusted and
regularly maintained in order to function correctly.
You can perform some simple safety and maintenance tasks yourself. Other tasks
– such as spring repair/replacement, track and roller repair/replacement and
door installation garage door opener repairs and installation– are jobs best
left to trained service professionals.
Just as it is common practice to have your car maintenance or home’s heating
and cooling systems checked annually, it’s also a good idea to have your door
checked annually by a qualified service technician to ensure that it continues
to work properly and effectively.
Never take a garage door system for granted; always use extreme caution when
working on it or near it. Make sure that children understand that the garage
door and the garage door opener are not toys. Never let children play with the
door or its operating system.