In order to keep your garage door in good working order, you should perform basic maintenance. Here at the Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Cleveland, OH, we suggest you perform this garage door check up once a year.
Open The Garage Door Manually
It is important to test the emergency release on your garage door. In order to do this, simply pull the red chord that hangs from the track. Once you release the door, you should open it manually to see if there are any issues with opening the door.
To determine if the tension of the springs are still in good shape, open the door halfway. If the door stays in place, then the springs are working properly. However, if the door closes, then the springs should be replaced.
Lubricate The Mechanical Parts
Your garage door is made up of many mechanical parts. All of these parts need to be lubricated to keep rust damage from occurring. Even if you have rust-resistant parts, it is best to lubricate to allow the door to move freely.
To lubricate your assembly, use a ladder to reach. You will need to be able to spray the:
Be sure to spray all of the parts of the door that move when you open or close it. Once you give a good coat on the assembly, open and close the door so that it will spread the lubrication around.
It is possible that you will need to do this more than once a year, but make it a point to spray at least once a year. If you have parts that are metal, it can help the parts last longer.
Check Springs, Cables, Tracks
While you are lubricating the assembly, look over all of the working parts. Look for:
- Broken parts
- Bent tracks
- Gaps in springs
- Busted roller drums
If you see any parts that need to be repaired or replaced, it is best to take care of them right away. When parts wear out, it can cause the entire assembly to work improperly. Over time, the broken pieces can cause more damage.
Listen For Noises When Opening
While you open or close your door, listen for creaking and screeching noises. When your door is raising or closing it should be quiet. If you are hearing noises, it means that something is out of alignment or wearing out. Our team is able to troubleshoot the issues and provide you with solutions.
Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Cleveland, OH offers Tune-n-Lube services. With our professional service, we will perform a safety inspection as well. In order to keep your assembly in good working order, it is important to have an inspection done on occasion.
Please contact us today if you are in need of our maintenance and inspection services. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Cleveland is here to help you when you need it most. We will get someone to you right away.