You probably don’t realize how much you love your garage door. Usually it works so conveniently and efficiently that it’s easy to take for granted. The only time you truly appreciate how much you depend on it is when it stops working. And then all of life seems to grind to a halt until you can get your garage door repaired. Most of the time, the opener is the issue. And fortunately most garage door opener repair issues are very easy to repair. In fact, you can probably do it yourself. Here’s how to diagnose the problem and strategize a plan of attack.
First, check your remote. It could be as simple as needing to replace the batteries. Make sure to try a spare as well to rule out a faulty remote. If the garage continues to be unresponsive, the issue is most likely relates to the electrical components of your opener. If you do hear the garage attempting to move, then the issue is probably mechanical. Inspect your garage’s track and make sure it’s not out of alignment. You should also check the sensor for any obstructions that may prevent the door from moving due to safety.
Does Your Opener Make a Grinding Noise?
If your opener makes a grinding noise but the door doesn’t budge, chances are you’ve worn out the main drive gear in the motor. This is the plastic gear that comes in direct contact with the worm drive gear on the motor. This critical component can be tricky to replace but totally a DIY repair if you’re somewhat handy with a tool belt and watch the right YouTube videos. Other things to consider is whether you have a bi-fold or overhead garage door. Make sure you’re in the clear when attempting a DIY project. Plus, a garage door definitely weighs a lot.
You can extract the gear and buy a new shaft that has a new gear. The gear itself runs about $20. The gear with a complete new shaft costs about $40.
Don’t forget to apply plenty of garage door lube to all moving components. Don’t use WD40 as this can cause premature rust in the components of your garage door.
‘Still Have A Stuck Garage Door? You May Need a Professional
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to determine the cause of why your garage door won’t open. There’s many different factors involved and replacing the wrong part can cost you even more money. By hiring a repair company, you’ll receive a 100% guarantee and quality service that’ll get your garage opening again in no time.
24/7 Emergency Garage Door Repair Service for El Dorado Hills
Naturally, you rely on access to your garage door every day, especially first thing in the morning. You need to get to work. While you’re away, you need to know your garage door is secure and your home is safe. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair for the El Dorado Hills area. Call us anytime, day or night, Christmas or New Years even, and we’ll come out to your home and fix your door personally. We understand that security and your family’s safety is just too important to wait.
So relax. Give us a call, and we’ll come right away. Thieves are trained to spot a broken garage door, so it’s always safer to take care of the problem before you head out for the day. All of our technicians are certified and our work is guaranteed.
Smart Garage Door Gadgets and Apps
As technology keeps growing, the trend is for tech to make our lives easier. This holiday season, consider a gift that will keep your garage door fears at bay. By this point, you’ve probably seen them all. Smart doorbells, wireless security cameras and pet cameras that can all connect to your phone. How about an additional gadget for the most important entry to your home? We’re all guilty of driving off in a rush in the morning and then can’t remember if we shut the garage door. What if the cat gets out? What valuables are stored inside the garage? You can rest easy by adding a smart garage hub to your automatic door! This would make a great present for grandma as well.