Regular maintenance is essential to keep your garage door opener functioning smoothly and extend its lifespan. At Nabors Garage Doors, serving North Carolina, we recommend following these maintenance tips to keep your opener in top shape:
- Visual Inspection: Conduct a visual inspection of your garage door opener regularly. Look for any signs of wear, loose hardware, or frayed cables. If you notice any issues, contact a professional for repairs before they escalate.
- Lubrication: Apply a silicone-based lubricant to the moving parts of your garage door opener at least once a year. This includes the chain, tracks, hinges, and rollers. Lubrication reduces friction and keeps the opener operating quietly and efficiently.
- Test Safety Features: Regularly test the safety features of your garage door opener. Place an object in the path of the closing door to ensure that the auto-reverse mechanism functions properly. Also, check the responsiveness of the infrared sensors by interrupting the beam while the door is closing.
- Professional Maintenance: Consider scheduling professional maintenance for your garage door opener at least once a year. A qualified technician can perform a thorough inspection, adjust the opener’s settings, and address any potential issues before they become major problems.
Taking care of your garage door opener through regular maintenance will not only ensure its longevity but also prevent unexpected breakdowns. If you need professional assistance with maintaining or repairing your garage door opener, contact Nabors Garage Doors in North Carolina. Our team of experts is dedicated to keeping your garage door opener in optimal condition.