Automatic garage doors make life so much easier, but when they stop working correctly, life can become frustrating very quickly. Some problems will require you to call in a professional garage door repair service, whilst there are others that you can most probably fix yourself.
To help you decide whether you can deal with your own remote control garage door repairs or it is better to call in the experts, let’s take a look at the 3 of the most common problems you might face with your garage doors.
- Remote control doesn’t work: First of all, check the batteries in your remote control. Flat batteries are the easiest remote control garage door repairs to perform yourself, but if they are not flat, then you need to check the antenna that hangs down from the motor. This could be damaged or there could be something in the way that blocks the signal between your remote and the antenna. If you really think that the cause is your remote control, you can try reprogramming it yourself, using your instruction manual or you can call in your local garage door repair service.
- Doors start to close, but open again: Usually, this is because something is underneath the doors, causing them to open rather than close. This is a safety measure, so that if a small child is playing underneath the doors, they won’t close on top of them. If you are sure that nothing is underneath the doors, then it is most probably a problem with the door’s electric eyes that detect objects. These will need to be adjusted to enable your door to close correctly and is not the easiest remote control garage door repairs to perform yourself – you might need to call in a garage door repair service.
- Broken springs: This is another reason that your automatic doors are not operating and if you have witnessed your springs breaking, you will most likely have heard a very loud bang. This type of repair is best left to your garage door repair service, as these springs are under extreme tension and can easily cause serious injuries if you are not careful.
If you need the help of a professional garage door repair service, you can call United Doors on 07 3869 2525 or get a quote online today.