Often, new year’s resolutions revolve around looking after our bodies or our bank balances more carefully. Unfortunately, more often than not, these new year’s resolutions fail by around February. We fall back into old, familiar habits and forget about the things we pledged to do.
The same can be said for garage door maintenance. We have the best intentions to look after our homes and garages, but then life gets in the way and we forget to do those little checks or put off booking a garage door tune-up.
Make 2020 the year you make a change and start taking good care of your garage door! Here are a few things to prioritize this year with your garage door…
Give it a once over
Here’s something you can do right now while it’s on your mind. Go out to your garage and open the door. Pay attention to how it opens and how much noise it makes. If you notice loud or unusual noises, if the door doesn’t open smoothly, or if it looks crooked, then it’s worth calling a garage door repair technician to arrange a tune-up for it. Don’t put it off!
If it opens fine, check around all the hardware to ensure everything’s in good condition. Make sure there are no loose bolts, that the cables aren’t frayed, and that the springs aren’t damaged. Monitor the door when you close it as well to spot anything unusual in the way it operates. Remember, if something seems off, call a professional.
Plan a maintenance schedule
A quick inspection like the one we’ve just described should be done at least every few months, if not more frequently. To help you stick to this for the year ahead, schedule a date and time for all your routine inspections. This could be once a month or every two months, for example. Put them in your calendar and even set a reminder on your phone to make sure you stick to your maintenance resolution.
Book a garage door tune-up
If it’s been a while since you last had a professional tune-up for your garage door, then call a repair technician now to schedule a time for them to come around. If you’ve had one in the last 6 months, for example, and your garage door and opener still seem in good shape, then plan when you’re going to book your next one. Mark your calendar for 3 months from now, for example, when you’re next due professional maintenance. And, in the meantime, pledge to call a professional if something goes wrong with your garage door.
If you need a garage door tune-up or repair in Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, or High Point, then contact Carolina Garage Door today.