Did you just buy a new home and realize that you are now in charge of maintaining your home? Now, there’s no cause for concern. You just have a good deal of learning ahead of you. After all, if you have what it takes to buy a home, then you have what it takes to maintain your home. This blog post will go over how to maintain your garage door and when it’s best to get professional garage door repair services.
Garage Door Maintenance Tips
Lubricate moving parts - Your garage door has many moving parts and it’s highly important that they are lubricated on a regular basis. We suggest getting a can of spray lubricant specifically designed for garage doors and apply it to all of the moving parts, including:
- Top of the rail
- Bearing plates
Clean the tracks - If you notice any dirt or debris on the tracks, it’s a good idea to clean them. Turn off the power to the garage door and clean the tracks with a damp rag. This should get rid of most dirt. If you notice that there’s still some left, use a handheld vacuum to clean it. Allow the tracks to dry completely before turning the power back on.
Why Keep Major Repairs to the Pros
Now, while it’s totally reasonable for you to maintain your garage door, the same can’t be said for repairs. That’s because a garage door can weigh upwards of 200 pounds. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could cause the garage door to collapse on you. It’s more important for you to be alive, then to save money on garage door repair. If you can’t afford professional garage door repair, then ask the company if they can split the payments up for you. You can also ask them if they would be willing to barter. You can also set aside a moderate amount of money each month for home repairs. That way when the day comes that you need garage door repair, you’ll have the money saved up already.
For more information on garage door repair visit:
Customer's Choice Garage Doors and Openers, Inc.
2807 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34947