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Help! My garage door won’t open!
Most of the time when you have a problem with your garage door, it’s smart to call a professional; however, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to determine what the problem may be. There are some minor issues you might be able to take care of on your own. The first thing you should do is eyeball the door and its fittings to make sure everything is aligned properly. It it looks like nothing is amiss, try to open the door yourself by hand. If you find that it won’t budge, you probably have a spring broken. If this is the case, you need to call Garage Door Repair Valencia CA because dealing with a broken spring can be pretty risky. Those springs are under a lot of pressure and can really hurt you if you don’t know what you are doing.
If the door seems to be stuck and when you try to open it with the opener, you can hear the motor running, but the door doesn’t move you may have stripped gears. This, too, is a job for a professional.
Another problem that often comes up is that the door will open by hand, but the motor won’t activate when you try to use the garage door opener. This is a problem you can probably handle on your own. Give the opener a visual inspection to see if it’s been damaged. Be sure to look at the battery to see if it’s corroded. Try replacing the batteries in any event. Look at the wall unit to be certain all the working lights are functioning, and check your circuit breakers to be sure none are tripped. Chances are one of these DIY fixes will solve the problem. If not, you can count on the professionals at Garage Door Repair Valencia CA to figure out and fix the problem.
There are lots of good reasons not to try do it yourself (DIY) garage door repair. For one thing, there are many different kinds of garage door openers, and the general information you might get online will not really prepare you to diagnose and/or fix a garage door problem. On top of that, garage door repair can be surprisingly dangerous because of the risk associated with dealing with springs under pressure and the danger of dealing with electricity.
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The fact of the matter is, repairing garage door opening devices is usually not cost effective. When they start to go, it is really time to replace them because fixing them costs just about as much as buying a new one, regardless of the problem. To be sure of getting the best garage door opening system for your situation and having it properly installed and warranted, just call on the professionals at Garage Door Repair Valencia CA.
After having looked at quite a few resources and pieces of advice about garage door opener maintenance and repair, I would say hands off for me. That’s my ultimate takeaway, considering the risks, and maybe you think the same way and would like to leave it to the garage door repair Valencia company. As long as you aren’t having to call them once a month, it seems like it’s a safe bet.
After all, once they take a look, you shouldn’t have to worry about your opener for a long time. That is one thing about taking care of a problem is that you want to do that and try to prevent future problems. If you start getting in there and tinkering around with stuff, you could hurt yourself or cause damage to the opener. That is again why it is better to leave it to the garage door repair Valencia company. They dispatch one or more technicians to your home and soon.
You make that call, and you can keep the screwdriver, flashlight and anything else you grab as you start boasting to family members you can fix it, in the toolbox. If you really want to do something, what I recommend is being proactive when the technicians arrive and asking what you can do. They can show you so that you can get comfortable working with components of your garage door.
If there are things you need to watch out for when you are doing anything, they will let you know. You know that you always have to be careful around a garage door. That you will do or just let them handle it all, as long as it stays working. You have to be able to come and go.