Did you know that your garage needs a yearly checkup, just like you? During this time, routine maintenance can be performed, and preventative measures can be taken so that you don’t run into problems in the future. When disasters strike, Sun City Garage Doors is ready to assist 24/7. However, these situations can often be avoided, so let’s take a look at what you can do regularly to keep your garage healthy for its checkup.
Do Your Part
We always recommend hiring professionals for the big jobs in relation to your garage door. We have years of experience and know how to handle these tasks safely and efficiently. When it comes to the day-to-day maintenance of your garage door, however, you can usually handle it on your own. This regular attention can lengthen the life of your door, help prevent potential problems, and allow you to notice quicker when an expert may need to be called in.
Look & Listen
While your garage door is in motion, be sure to keep an ear and an eye out for possible issues. Regularly inspecting your door, the opening, springs, and rollers, you can easily recognize when something isn’t operating up to par. Spotting these problems early on can help you take action faster and eliminate the chance of them becoming bigger issues.
Sometimes when we store our extra belongings in our garages, these items can shift and fall over into the path of the garage door. Though this may not seem like a big issue, however, even the smallest obstacle can cause your garage door to shift in alignment, get knocked off track, and can affect the operation of your door. Take a quick glance around your garage door before opening and closing to make sure that the path is clear.
Keep Clean & Lubricated
Rollers and springs in your garage door should be kept clean and lubricated, free from an excess buildup of grease or grime. Inspect these regularly to make sure that there are no dry spots or malfunctions. Dry spots and rust may lead to potential problems down the road.
Another key factor to keep an eye on for your garage door is the spring tension. We recommend calling in the experts to do a full spring inspection, however, observing your spring operation on a daily basis can be beneficial. If your door seems to be struggling more than usual to open or close, you may need a spring inspection.
When it comes down to it, if you are unsure of what to do or how to keep your garage in the best condition, give us at Sun City Garage Doors a call. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to being able to access your home and garage. We also suggest that at least once yearly, you have a full garage checkup done by the experts. Let us know what we can do for you today!