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Suggested Maintenance Schedule

Don’t be inconvenienced by expensive emergency garage door repairs due to lack of maintenance! Have your garage door serviced regularly every three months by one of our friendly, professionally trained technicians.

Here are some things you can do in between our regular maintenance and service calls to keep your door functioning properly:

  1. Give all rollers, hinges, roller tracks, hinges, and decent amount of penetrating solvent like WD-40 or a citrus-based solvent.
  2. Wipe everything clean, then apply a light oil, such as 3-in-1 lubricant, to the same parts.
  3. Lubricate the pulleys on extension-spring openers and the bearings on torsion-spring openers.
  4. Remove any rust with steel wool. Wipe all parts clean.
  5. If your garage door opener is operated by a chain or drive screw, apply the same lubricant to the full length.
  6. Check any weatherstripping along the sides of the doors. Adjust it if it is jamming against the sides, and have it replaced if necessary.
  7. If your garage door is wood and it doesn't have bottom weatherstripping, make sure it has been sealed or painted. Touch up as needed, and consider adding weatherstripping.

Garage door safety tests are an important part of maintaintence each month.

Garage Door Balance Test

Periodically test the balance of your garage door. Start with the door closed and follow these easy steps:

  1. If you have a garage door opener, use the release mechanism so you can operate the door by hand when doing this test.
  2. You should be able to lift the garage door smoothly with little resistance.
  3. Once lifted, the garage door should stay open at approximately three to four feet above the floor.
  4. If the garage door does not stay open, it needs to be adjusted by a qualified garage door technician. 

If your garage door is out of balance call us at American Service Center Garage Door Solutions so we can properly adjust your door safely.

Garage Door Reversal Test

Make sure your garage door opener has a reversing feature. If a reversing feature is not present, it should be replaced. All garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to have advanced safety features that comply with the latest U.L. 325 standards. Contact your manufacturer or installer at American Service Center Garage Door Solutions for additional information.

Test the reversing feature every month using these steps:

  1. Test the garage door balance as explained above. If the door is properly balanced, then proceed.
  2. With the door fully open, place a 1-1/2-inch piece of wood (a two-by-four-inch block laid flat) on the floor in the center of the door.
  3. Push the transmitter or wall button to close the door. The door must reverse when it strikes the wood.
  4. Note that the bottom part of one-piece garage doors must be rigid so that the door will not close without reversing.

If the door does not reverse, have it repaired or replaced by a qualified technician at Action Garage Door. We can inspect the garage door and opener to determine whether it needs to be adjusted, repaired or replaced.

Garage Door Force Setting Test

Test the force setting of your garage door opener by holding the bottom of the door as it closes. If the garage door does not reverse readily, the force may be excessive and need adjusting. See your owner's manual for details on how to make the adjustment or call your local Dallas or Austin area Action Garage Door professional. Always test the reversing feature after any adjustment.

 

Most common indicators your garage door needs to be serviced:

  1. Your garage door is squeaking.
  2. Your garage door does not open all of the way.
  3. Your garage door does not close all of the way.

Most common Reasons for garage doors not working:

  1. Lack of Lubrication, this will cause your door to have mechanism binding or miss-adjustments. 
  2. Worn out roll-up door rollers will cause your garage door to experience binding to the door track. 
  3. Broken or weak overhead springs, will cause your garage door to become heavy, and stop opening. 
  4. Problematic motor, your garage door opener motor may be making strange noise, straining, or smells funny. 
  5. Weak or dead batteries, Garage door opener remotes work on batteries, every so often they need to be replaced.

Give the professionals at Garage Door Solutions a call at 972-681-2222 for any garage door problems or installation in Dallas / Fort Worth and the surrounding areas!

 
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