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When Should You Call a Garage Door Service?

     Garage door openers should be reliable. But what happens if your opener isn't working as it should? Before making any rash decisions like a DIY fix or skip calling a professional, take a look at the main reasons homeowners call experts about their garage doors.

One of our garage doors we worked on

    A Noisy Door

        Silence isn't a garage doors strong suit. Even the highest quality garage door opener will come with some noise. However, it shouldn't be ear piercingly loud either. Hearing new, strange or excessive sounds is a tell-tale sign that it's time to call a professional.

  • Banging: Your door bangs or knocks when opening or closing. This may mean it's unbalanced. A spring adjustment is usually needed but a wrong adjustment can result in a dangerous injury and become a safety hazard.
  • Squeaking: Possibly the most common noise that homeowners hear and have concerns over are squeaky noises like that of a mouse. Consistently squeaking and squealing means the door may have have a loose roller, hinge issue or need extra lubrication. 
  • Rattling: A rattle often indicates loose nuts or bolts on an unbalanced door. 
    A professional garage door technician can resolve all of these problems with little to no issue. But a Nosy Door might not be the only problem with your door opener.

    An Unresponsive Remote

Imagine you come home from a long day at work, go to press the button, and nothing happens. Is it the electricity? Maybe a blown fuse or power outage. The door opener requires electricity to function. 

    Unfortunately, if you don't find any electrical problems, possible causes for an unresponsive garage door remotes include: 
  • Old Battery: Replace the battery in the remote. Simple enough and does not require a professional to fix.
  • Old Opener: Not much you could have done. The older automatic opener may have just met it's end. A garage door contractor can help you choose and install a new model.
In some cases, the opener requires a reset. In order to process reset, it depends on the make and the manufacturers instructions. This is a fairly simple repair to make, many homeowners don't know where to begin. Contact a garage door professional to help. 

    Don't hesitate to get your garage door looked at if you hear weird noises, have a fault door opener or you feel that a broken spring somewhere has occurred. Gandert Door Co. services and installs residential and commercial garage doors in central Ohio. Even in emergencies we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call at (419) 529-2002 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about what we do! 



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