When your garage door won’t open it can be frustrating and disruptive. When you find that your Beavercreek OH garage door is inoperable, do not despair. In many cases, garage door opener repair is simple and fast. However, it’s important to have a professional assess and complete any garage door repair to ensure your system is operating safely.
Here are 3 tips for what to do when your garage door opener breaks.
Unless it’s a matter of your remote garage door opener’s batteries needing to be replaced, you should not try to do the repairs yourself. The garage door system is complex and dangerous, and should be assessed by a professional garage door opener repair company.
Your Beavercreek OH garage door repair professional will inspect the system, looking at the most common issues that cause your opener not to work:
If you’re not having your garage door system inspected twice a year, it’s a good habit to start. When one component of a system goes, it means your entire garage door system could need additional TLC. Regular inspections of the springs, cables, tracks, sensors, and remotes can ensure that minor repairs are fixed before they become major issues.
Sometimes, it really is a simple case of replacing the batteries. Whether you use a keypad attached to the interior or exterior of your garage, or a remote, batteries will eventually die. If your remote begins to work inconsistently, it’s a sign the batteries are starting to go.
That’s not the only issue possible with your remote. The remote’s receiving sensor might be blocked. The remote and the keypad may also need to be reprogrammed. Sometimes you can inadvertently put the sensors into lock or vacation mode, requiring a reset.
While it’s unlikely, it’s possible a neighbor’s remote is operating in the same range and requiring interference.
At Dodson Garage Door, we offer comprehensive garage door inspection, repair, installation, and replacement systems. Contact us today for a free estimate.