When to Call for a Professional vs to DIY

June 7, 2022

A simple garage door cleaning or battery swap can resolve some issues. If these DIY solutions fail, it is likely that there is something more serious. In such cases, you need to call a professional.

Garage Door Issues You Can Fix Yourself

You can clean, replace batteries, and lubricate your device as a rule of thumb. We recommend it!

Dead Transmitter Batteries

It’s funny, but many people forget to check the transmitter batteries. The transmitter needs power to function. It is important to remember that if you run out of one battery, it is best to replace it immediately as it will likely be out soon.

Photo Eye is Dirty

You can clean the photo eye if it is dirty. If a quick cleaning does not solve the problem, your photo eye may be out of alignment. If you have any issues with your photo eye that are not resolved by a quick cleaning, it is worth calling a professional. It can be dangerous to do it wrong and risk having the garage doors close on you or someone you care about.

Problems that You Should Call the Pros to Repair

Garage door repairs can be dangerous and should only be left to professionals.

Problems with Torsion Spring

Garage door opening problems are most commonly caused by faulty torsion springs. They have a short lifespan and can break after approximately 10,000 uses. Garage door torsion spring repairs can be dangerous. You could have your garage door crashing on you, your family member, or your pet. You could lose a hand or a whole limb if you don’t use the correct tools or follow safety procedures. This could also lead to serious damage to your property.

If you are having trouble diagnosing the problem, Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company can help with any problem you may have. Contact us today for a free check up.

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