Garage door malfunctions seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Unfortunately, most of the time it’s a problem that can’t be ignored and must be solved right away.
If you find yourself in an emergency where your garage door won’t open, trapping your car inside, the following tips will help you figure out what to do.
- Don’t attempt to repair it yourself. It’s frustrating when your car is trapped inside your garage and you need to get it out, but you can end up causing serious harm to yourself or others if you attempt repairs yourself. Over 20,000 injuries occur each year when people attempt to perform their own garage door repairs. Garage door systems are powerful and contain many parts that have the potential to cause painful injuries.
- Find a reputable garage door company. If your garage door won’t open and you need to get your car out, you need to find a reputable garage door company that offers emergency services. Talk to your friends and neighbors and see if there’s anyone that they’ve worked with in the past and have had a positive experience with.
You can also search the internet to find companies in your area that offer emergency services. Make sure that you check out the reviews to find out what other people are saying about them so you know you can count on them.
- Look up at the garage door system. You can see a broken spring. The next thing you want to do is see if you can identify what the problem with your garage door is. One way to do this is by looking up into your garage door system. Garage door springs are visible and you’ll be able to tell if they’re intact or broken.
- Check the batteries. Be sure to check the batteries in the garage door remote. It’s possible that these batteries are old and don’t work anymore, so they won’t send the signal to the opener to open or close the door. You’ll be able to tell if the remote is dead because when you press the button, the lights won’t come on.
If you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re not trained to repair your garage door, there’s a good chance that you’re not going to fix it properly. This could end up making the problem much worse, causing you to pay more and wait longer for it to be fixed.
Precision Door offers around-the-clock emergency service so that no matter when you’re dealing with a garage door problem, a technician will be out to help you. Click here to contact Precision Door.