Garage doors are one of the most frequently used devices in a home. This combined with the fact they are very heavy makes them more prone to having repair issues. While there are some minor repairs a homeowner may feel comfortable handling on his or her own, it is generally best to call a professional service company when there is a problem with the door’s operation.
One of the main problems homeowners experience with their garage doors is doors that do not open correctly. This can occur for a number of reasons. In many cases, the cause is due to issues with Garage Door Operators or openers. If the garage door is not opening, it is possible the opener is in a locked or vacation mode. This setting is something many homeowners are familiar with, as it can be used to prevent unauthorized access into the home when the owner is away. Checking for this setting is one of the first things a homeowner can do. Homeowners can also check that the unit is receiving power and that batteries in any remotes are in good working order. These issues can frequently be the cause of a problem.
Garage Door Operators that are still not working after these checks generally have more difficult issues, and calling a repair person may be necessary. A technician will be able to perform a number of checks on the unit to make sure all settings are correct. The technician will need to examine the settings for pressure, close limit switches, and close force. If these settings are incorrect, he or she will know how to make the proper adjustments to get the unit working. A professional will also be able to inspect the fuses on the unit and replace any that are not functioning.
If the unit has further problems, a technician will be able to help a homeowner determine if the unit should be repaired or replaced with a new unit. This can be helpful in saving the homeowner time and money as well.
When a home’s garage door is not working correctly, it can become a problem for everyone in the home. Calling a professional can be the best way to fix the issue. For more information, please contact Garage Door Operators Inc.