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7 Tips to Avoid Emergency Garage Door Repairs

Like any other machine with multiple parts, garage doors are also susceptible to wear and tear due to daily usage. If the extent of the damage gets high, it’s likely for old garage doors to perform poorly or to stop functioning, leading to unsafe and inconvenient situations. Luckily, there are quality and reliable emergency garage door repairs Perth residents always turn to at times like this- You can give Professional Garage Door Services a call whenever you’re in need of garage door servicing, and we can easily dispatch our team to your location as soon as possible.

Although our services are always available, it would still be best to keep your garage door in tip-top shape at all times and avoid facing issues with your garage door at inconvenient times, such as when you’re trying to get your stuck car out of your garage just before you’re about to leave for work. As such, we’ve compiled a list of tips that will help you avoid emergency garage door repairs, so keep reading to discover some useful information on maintaining your garage door!

1) Call a Technician at the Early Signs of Damage

No matter how small the problem, it’s still advisable to call a garage door expert. One of the biggest mistakes that garage door owners make is assuming that the problem will go away on its own, but doing so will cost you more than you expected. It is worth noting that like any complex machine, a garage door is made up of several components that work together to deliver optimum performance.

If you ignore any problematic part, over time, it can affect other components, causing bigger problems. These issues will grow into something more complicated and expensive to fix. In most cases, when you ignore small problems, they can eventually lead to an entire garage door replacement.

2) Regularly Maintain your Garage Door

Garage Door MaintenanceOne of the best ways to keep your garage door running efficiently is to regularly maintain it. Doing so also helps you efficiently spot potential problems before they become too big and too costly to fix. Moreover, when you periodically maintain your garage door, you can also keep yourself safe from accidents that may happen when there are broken or malfunctioning parts. If you do not have the time to conduct preventive maintenance, do not hesitate to contact Professional Garage Door Repairs, where we can ensure that your garage door is kept in good condition.

3) Clean the Garage Door Track on a Regular Basis

Garage Door TrackIt’s also important to keep the track in good condition to ensure that you garage door closes and opens on command. It’s worth noting that this is one of the most expensive parts to repair when it gets broken, so it would be advisable to regularly clean it in order to prevent breakage. You can easily do this by wiping down the inside area of the track, using a clean, damp cloth. After that, you should use a dry cloth to get rid of any excess moisture. These simple steps allow you to remove any build-up that may cause the track to malfunction.

4) Properly Lubricate

Garage Door LubricationOne of the simplest yet most effective steps in maintaining your garage door is properly lubricating it. Remember to lubricate the tracks, rollers, weather stripping and hinges on a regular basis, as doing so will keep the garage door in good condition and even prevent damages. When you go to your local hardware store, you will find various types of lubricants. It is ideal to select a formula that is specifically formulated for garage doors. Use it carefully and make sure that there’s no excess amount that may attract dust.

5) Inspect your Garage Door for Wear and Tear

One of the best ways to spot problems early on is by inspecting the garage door for wear and tear. At least twice a year, make sure that you conduct a thorough inspection, even if it seems like your garage door is functioning properly. While conducting your garage door inspection, make sure you carefully check the cables and look for areas that are particularly frayed or worn. As we’ve mentioned, even if you spot minor problems, you can call Professional Garage Door Services and have them fixed right away. In this way, you can avoid costly emergency garage door repairs later on down the track when you’re issues turn into bigger ones.

6) Realign the Sensors of your Garage Door

If you notice that you’re having a bit of trouble closing your garage door, you might have poorly aligned sensors. These sensors are designed to keep your door from closing at an inopportune or unsafe moment, however when the alignment is off, this safety feature can become a nuisance. All you have to do is move the sensors back into their right position, directly facing each other. You can confirm when they’re lined up when you see a solid light appearing, otherwise you might only see warning lights that are faint and blinking.

7) Ensure that the Weather Seals are Regularly Replaced

At the sides and bottom of your garage door, you will find plastic or soft rubber materials that function as its weather seals. You will find this flexible barrier pressed against your garage’s floor when you bring your garage door down. They can also be seen against the doorjambs on either side of the door, keeping air and water out. When you notice that they’ve become worn and damaged, they might not be able to properly do their jobs.

Depending on the environmental conditions, the weather seals may have a lifespan of five to ten years. Typically, you will find a track on the bottom of the door, and this is where the weather seal will slide into. If you’re planning to replace the weather seal, make sure you cut off a small piece off, and bring that piece to your local hardware store and make sure you’d get the one that is suitable for your door.

So, there you have it… seven tips that will help you keep your garage door in good condition. On the other hand, for emergency garage door repairs Perth residents can rely on, contact Professional Garage Door Services today!

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Jared Aylmore
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Tahlia Whitehead
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Steven Caruana
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John Davis
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Naren Selvendran
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Geoff Jordon
Geoff Jordon
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Fantastic Service in an Emergency situation. One phone call and a assurance within an hour was honoured with promptness.Tony did an excellent job and the door works better that it was when newly installed. Thanks Tony for an excellent and perfect job - Truly Professional
Tim Baines
Tim Baines
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Jason Outten
Jason Outten
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Excellent service.We had our old door looked at, which they got up and running. But it was time for an upgrade.They always turned up when they said, on time. Works very professional. Very happy. Will definitely keep using
Natasha Sumegi
Natasha Sumegi
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I called Ryan when my roller door would not open. He was willing to help me trouble shoot the problem, listening to me frustratingly rant. I then had an unexpected emergency and he still took the time to tend to property for me. Legend of a human, extremely helpful.
Courtney White
Courtney White
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Amazing guy, always willing to help out!Admirable.
Linda D'Urbano
Linda D'Urbano
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Late last night my garage door decided not to co-operate anymore. I contacted the Professional Garage Door Services and not only were they thorough in explaining all my opinions (including quotes), but they were also able to come first thing the next morning.Super helpful, very friendly & affordable.One of the best customer service experiences I have had in a very long time.
Max Bouga
Max Bouga
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Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services provided excellent service in replacing the garage door motor. Service was prompt, very professional, and an excellent value for money.Highly recommend!
Brenda Kelly
Brenda Kelly
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Cables snapped off my garage door .Contacted professional garage doors and spoke to Ryan .He arranged to be at my house between 0730-0800 the next day.True to his word he was there at 0730 and had fixed and serviced the door and was finished by 0800.Price was great tooFantastic customer service and a very professional young man.Would highly recommend this company .
Chris Green
Chris Green
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Our garage door stopped working on Saturday. I found Ryan from Professional Garage Door Services on the Internet (due to our regular service company letting us down). He was amazing and was able to come out to help us within the hour.He replaced our motor and had everything working really fast.Such a professional job. Very helpful.Highly recommend this company, they are exactly what their name says and more!
Trinity Griffin
Trinity Griffin
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Absolutely can not recommend these guys enough! My garage door completely died with no warning and no function at all! On a weekend! Hubby works away, leaving me and the little one alone most of the time and I was not safe with a non functioning garage door. Within just a few hours, Tony arranged ?Drew? To come out and replace the dead motor, key all the remotes (including an extra one!) In lightning speed, with 100% professionalism, excellent workmanship, a demo and explanation of how to use all the buttons including how to operate in a power outage. If you need high quality products, excellent workmanship and friendly customer service, do not look any further!
Sriharsha Devalpally
Sriharsha Devalpally
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Had great customer service from Ryan who fixed our garage door. Will definitely be coming back in the future!
Julie Bright
Julie Bright
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I cannot recommend Professional Garage Door Services enough – with Ryan being everything you could want in a tradesperson. When my garage door opener appeared to have died, I called a couple of companies & was given simply a replacement cost. However when I called & spoke with Ryan, he spent 10 minutes talking me through different ways to check if it was indeed a problem with the opener & not an electrical issue within or around my house. Who does that?!There was absolute transparency about the installation process and cost & everything was delivered as discussed. To put it simply – Ryan’s just really good at his job! so if, like me, you’re hit with an unexpected repair or replacement of your garage door opener, my advice would be to just call PGDS – you won’t need to make a second call.
Seb Rechichi
Seb Rechichi
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There a few companies that provide good old fashioned CUSTOMER SERVICE & REPAIRS!Ryan firstly assisted us on the phone on a Sunday then was at our place first thing Monday morning as promised.He then swiftly & thoroughly repaired & serviced our garage door.He also explained how the breakdown occurred & how he was going about to repair for us.He was done within the hour & cleaned up after himself too!Will be recommending this company to everyone.
Lindo George
Lindo George
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I had garage door broken (Rails came over) while manual handling during electric outage across our area.Called Professional garage door services, sent video and they have provided out of hour support advice.Next day morning their technician visited on site and fixed it promptly.Good work.
Glenn
Glenn
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Thank you Tony for fixing our garage door. He was punctual and I’m very happy with his service. A very positive experience and I will be recommending him to friends and families.
Matthew Lindsay
Matthew Lindsay
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Had Ryan come round last minute to fix our garage on a Sunday. Efficient service and very reasonable pricing, would recommend.
Michael Ferguson
Michael Ferguson
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Had an issue with my garage door not closing. Called Ryan who was able to come out promptly on the same day. Great quality of work, explained everything, answered all my questions and fixed the issue. Would definitely recommend.
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