The garage door is a working part of your home that needs to be regularly maintained in order to ensure that it continues to function properly. Ignoring the garage door can lead to it wearing down over time, which often results in improper functioning or in that horrible screeching sound every time you open or close the garage door. The following are tips for caring for your garage in Sacramento:
To prevent that screeching sound, you’ll want to inspect your rollers, roller hinges and chain. One of the reasons that they are making these noises is because they are probably dirty. Clean the rollers using a rag and use a garage door spray lubricant on them in order to loosen up moving parts. Use a silicone-based spray to prevent grime and dirt from building up. If you have nylon roller wheels, do not use any lubricant – it could cause the door to slip.
When inspecting the garage door opener, make sure you unplug it first to eliminate the chance of injury. Look for loose bolts on your roller hinges. Make sure the track brackets are fastened tight and look for bumps and dings in the track. You can use a rubber mallet to simply pound them out.
Inspect the garage door tracks by using a level to make sure they are plumb to one another. If they aren’t, unscrew the support bracket bolts enough so that you can adjust the tracks slightly. Check to make sure the reversing sensors by putting your hand in front of them while closing the garage door – it should reverse the door and open it back up.
Use these tips for caring for your garage in Sacramento and contact us at Cost Less Garage Doors for garage door spring repair in Sacramento.