Tips to Maintain Garage Door Springs

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Hiring a professional garage door technician is not a costly affair given the numerous benefits you get to enjoy. A ensuring your garage door is well maintained is the only way to extend it life and avoid frequent incurring repair costs.

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Tips to Maintain Garage Door Springs There are several automated garage door opener brands in the market these days. Each type comes with its own unique qualities. However irrespective of the manufacturer whether it is a Chamberlain Craftsman Wayne Dalton or Lift-Master. Almost all doors have relatively the same design and construction. Garage door springs are some of the crucial components of any garage door. A door springs works by twisting on its own axis to gain and release Kinetic energy this eases the closing and opening of your garage doors. Door springs are usually mounted at top of the garage door. They can be found on both ends of an anchor bracket or right in the middle. These springs are mechanical devices and just like all mechanical devices they require maintenance and should be replaced when they wear out. Here are a few maintenance tips that will ensure they remain Healthy keeping your garage door safe and dependable at all times. 1. Carrying out regular inspection Inspecting the door mechanism is not as complicated as it may sound. It is very easy to tell when your garage door springs have reached their breaking point. Signs to look out for include squeaky sounds

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and hindered door movement. It is highly recommended that you carry out the inspection every 12 months even if the door still functions as normal. 2. Keep them Lubricated. It is advisable to lubricate springs throughout their entire length. However avoid the last inch right before the winding bracket. Lubricating the area new the winding bracket may cause the springs to unwind. Apart from the springs the rest of the parts like bearings shafts rollers wheels and tracks should equally be lubricated. Most major brands like Raynor and Lift-master come with their own DIY instructions on how to apply lubrication. Remember to open and close the door several times this helps further disperse the lubricants in all the moving parts. 3. Keep the right tools around Always ensure that you have the right tools for the job before carrying out any DIY repair and maintenance. This does not only help improve safety but also makes work easier. Some of the typical tools needed include a Ladder to reach the door mechanism Locking Pliers Sockets and Ratchets C clamps Gloves and Safety Glasses. 4. Hire Professional Maintenance services For a thorough inspection its best to leave all garage door repair services and maintenance tasks to professional Technicians. This is because they have both the skill and experience to identify worn- out parts that could to future malfunction. In addition these springs are usually under very high tension. Setting them up or taking them down may require specialized equipment. It is advisable that you set aside money for you annual garage door maintenance. Do not attempt to repair garage door springs on your own this could result in personal injury or further damage to the door. Hiring a professional garage door technician is not a costly affair given the numerous benefits you get to enjoy. A ensuring your garage door is well maintained is the only way to extend it life and avoid frequent incurring repair costs. Call us 714 978-4579 for quick garage door repair services in Orange County. Visit at - http://www.garagedoorrepairorangecounty-ca.com/

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