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Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Has your garage door been acting funny? Here are some helpful garage door maintenance tips to keep things running smoothly and safely. For garage door service in Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, and the Lower Mainland, contact the experts at Best Choice Garage Doors. Ensure the safety and convenience of your home or business with regular garage door maintenance and service.

Did you know?

Since 1991, photo eyes are mandatory on all new garage door openers in Canada. If you don’t have these safety sensors on your door, your family is at risk of a tragic and avoidable accident.

Tip #1

If your door goes crooked suddenly, stop it immediately. It is extremely dangerous to move doors up and down when they are crooked because you will damage the component parts further and risk having the entire door collapse onto your car or loved ones.

Tip #2

If your door won’t open, stop trying immediately and look to see if your spring is broken. Identifying a damaged garage door spring may save you money by preventing you from damaging additional parts as you try to force open a heavy broken door.

Tip #3

If you disconnect your garage door from your opener (pull the emergency release rope), you can lift the door by hand to see if it is getting heavy. It should be light enough to balance and not fall down when you let go. You may need a spring adjustment from a professional to make the door light again if it difficult to balance. Contact the professionals of Best Choice Garage Doors to service your disconnected garage door because this job is extremely dangerous and should be left to our qualified technicians.

Tip #4

If your motor sounds like it’s running but the door isn’t moving, you probably have a stripped gear inside your motor. It is important to fix the root of the problem or it can happen again. Call Best Choice Garage Doors to get it done right the first time.

For more helpful garage door tips, contact our knowledgeable professionals for a free consultation. We bring over 30 years of experience and are available 24 hours a day. Call us anytime for garage door repair in Surrey, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, and the Lower Mainland.

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