Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Regular maintenance of your garage door and opener keeps your garage door system operating reliably, helps to prevent accidents, extends the lifespan of your equipment, and maintains the security of your home.

Testing and Maintaining the Garage Door Opener

Your garage door opener requires routine safety checks and maintenance. Review the owner's manual for specific instructions or request one from the manufacturer if you don't have it. Make testing and maintenance a monthly routine.

Monthly Maintenance Checklist

Here are two simple steps you can take to maintain your garage door:

  • Reversal test – Check if your opener has a reversing feature by placing a piece of wood on the floor and closing the door. It should reverse upon contact with the wood.
  • Force setting test – Test the force setting by holding the bottom of the door as it closes. If it doesn't reverse easily, the force may be excessive and require adjustment.

If you're unsure how to perform these tests, or if adjustments are needed, contact a professional technician for assistance.

Garage Door Openers Are Not Toys

Never stand or walk under a moving door, as it can result in serious injury or death. Keep transmitters and remote controls out of reach of children, and make sure the push button wall control is mounted out of their reach. Teach children about the dangers of playing with garage door controls and the importance of staying away from moving doors.

Teach Your Children about Garage Door and Opener Safety

Discuss garage door safety with your children and explain the dangers of being trapped under the door. When using the wall control, you can set a good example by always keeping the door in sight until it comes to a complete stop. Teach children to keep their hands and fingers away from moving parts.

For Professional Assistance and Maintenance Services

If you're unsure about performing maintenance tasks or need professional assistance, contact Anytime Garage Door. Our experienced technicians can perform comprehensive inspections, adjustments, and repairs to keep your garage door and garage door opener in peak operating condition. Our signature "lube and tune" services involve expertly lubricating and fine-tuning all moving parts, balancing the door, and conducting a thorough 26-point safety inspection for optimal performance and safety. Don't compromise on safety—schedule your maintenance service today.

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