When your garage door won’t work, it can leave you feeling frustrated. What are you supposed to do now? The answer to this question is to follow these simple steps to get to the root of the issue, as well as fix it.
Step One: Look for Common Issues & Easy Fixes
Before anything else, it helps to look around for common issues and easy fixes which could be hampering the ability of your garage door to function properly. Often, the only garage door repair you need is a two-second self-fix. A few things to check include:
· Look for anything which may be blocking the path of your door, as there are sensors which will stop it from going up or down if something is in the way
· Ensure the batteries in your transponder are working correctly
· If your door is electrically operated, ensure the power is running to the garage. Do NOT go poking around the electric, but simply see if the lights are working.
Step Two: Call A Garage Door Repair Company
If you can’t find anything simple wrong with your door, call a repair company. They will send someone out as soon as a technician is available, to do a free estimate where they diagnose the issue, as well as tell you how much it would cost for them to fix it. Be sure to choose one which has good ratings by previous customers online, and always double check that the estimate is free. Some companies charge needlessly for their diagnosing services, and you don’t want to be caught with a surprise bill.
Step Three: Discuss the Findings & Decide What to Do
When you finally know what is wrong with your garage door, you can discuss with the professional technician what you would like to do about the problem. You can opt to have the problem fixed right then, or you can choose to skip professional repair in lieu of doing it yourself or letting it go for a brief period. The choice is solely yours, but the trained technician can help you to make an informed decision.