Are you planning to improve your home? Which part of your house would you like to renovate? Most of us surely plan to renovate our kitchen or living room and only a few of us want to improve our garage. The garage is an important area of the home which is often neglected by homeowners. Many of us think that the garage is just a simple storage of our vehicle and not something that we usually show off to our visitors.
But then, do you know that the garage plays a big part in keeping our family safe? This is because most burglars choose to go inside the home through the garage since many families fail to secure their garage thus making it susceptible for burglars to enter.
Our garage should always be regularly cleaned and maintained well. The garage doors including the garage door openers should always be safe for us and our family to use especially since we store our valuable vehicles here. A garage door opener consists of mechanical and electrical parts that need to be maintained or cleaned. When a residential garage door repair is properly maintained it can lasts for up to many years with less to no repairs.
Well, maintaining a garage door opener is very easy and takes only several minutes to do. Below are the maintenance steps you can follow in cleaning your door opener.
1.) Make sure to turn off the power to your garage door opener before cleaning or doing any adjustments.
2.) Remove accessories from your body and avoid wearing loose shirts to avoid accidents.
3.) Clean the surface, arms and rails of the garage door opener.
4.) Check the hinges for rust and if there's rust, remove it with steel wool.
5.) Inspect mounting brackets, cables, fasteners, etc to see which parts are broken, bent or need to be replaced. Take note of these parts.
6.) Adjust the chain tension if the chain is already sagging.
7.) Clean and lubricate the drive chain, axles, hinge pins using a light, penetrating oil. For the drive chain, lubricate it only once or twice a year.
8.) Use a clean cloth to remove excess oil.
9.) Once or twice a year, perform safety reversing test.
10.) Make sure the door is aligned with the safety reversing sensor.
For electrical wiring connection problems, it is best for you to call a professional electrician to avoid further damage or accidents from happening.