It’s Spring which means Spring Cleaning so why not start with the garage. Whether you need to go through your garage to find the things to donate or trash or maybe you just want to make it spacious and clean enough to park your vehicle in it. Chances are you don’t think very often about the garage door itself. Am I right? I didn’t always either, at least not until you heard a funny noise or it got stuck as you tried getting it up. I’ll never forget the one day though that my door would get stuck and when I pulled it shut the top fell off the hinges and came crashing down on my head, making me drop to the ground with my three kids (at the time) worried I was dead. Now, I make sure it is working and you can too.
With GarageDoorCare.com, you’ll find a 3-step program that helps you make sure your garage door is working and running smoothly. Don’t wait until it’s too late and repairs must be done. Not only can those take be expensive, but it can also take time to find a trusted professional to make those repairs. Check out these 3 tips on maintaining your garage door.
1 – Lubricate your garage door twice a year (it isn’t that hard, believe me.) Most homeowners have never lubricated their garage door. ACK! That’s why you may hear squeaks, groans and why it can stick. Over time, that could lead to trouble. But lubricating a garage door is easy. A quick visit to GarageDoorCare.com will show you how to lubricate the door, rollers and hinges. Five minutes of your time and a five dollar spray can of garage door lubricant that you can pick up at your local hardware store are all you need to potentially save a costly service call down the road. That’s it! The site also demonstrates several other easy steps homeowners can take to keep their door in peak operating condition.
2 – Sign up for a free twice-a-year email garage door lubrication reminder. You don’t want to miss the reminders.
3 – Find a trusted, local garage door pro well in advance of a problem. Following these maintenance tips will extend the life of most of your garage door parts, but sometimes despite your best efforts, your garage door will need professional attention. Unfortunately, no amount of lubrication can keep a worn-out spring from breaking. When your garage door stops working you’ll need a professional. It’s not something a homeowner should try to repair themselves – a garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in a home, and can cause severe injuries or even death if damaged or misused.
GarageDoorCare offers a “Find a Qualified Professional” page through which homeowners can find experienced, local garage door service and repair businesses that are IDA members committed to operating their businesses by the IDA Code of Business Conduct. This commitment to professionalism and safety goes a long way in helping homeowners avoid unscrupulous firms that sell unneeded parts and overcharge customers. Get a professional to get it done right.
You may have seen stories on the local news or even national investigative news programs where so-called garage door repairmen are caught on camera allegedly bilking customers. Knowing how to access a trusted pro can save you stress, money and ensure that your garage door is repaired properly the first time.
So as you plan out your spring chores – don’t forget to add your garage door to the list. It won’t take much time and it’s as simple as 1 -2 –3.
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