7 Tips for Taking Care of Your Garage Door Opener

7 Tips for Taking Care of Your Garage Door Opener

As a home or business owner in Utah, you rely on your garage door to access your property multiple times a day. That is why it is vital for your garage door opener to always be in good working condition. 

As such, our experienced technicians at Right Choice Doors share seven easy but impactful tips to keep your garage door functional and reliable. Here they are:

1) Keep the garage door opener clean and free from dust.

Garage door openers are sensitive pieces of equipment, and they can be easily damaged by dirt or debris. You can keep your opener clean by wiping it down with a soft cloth.

2) Lubricate its moving parts and critical points of contact.

It’s important to lubricate its moving parts to reduce friction and keep the opener working smoothly. This includes the chain or screw, bearings, sprockets, and gears. You can use a silicone-based lubricant for this purpose. If you’re unsure how to do this, just call our garage door opener technicians at Right Choice Doors Utah.

3) Inspect and tighten all bolts, nuts, and screws periodically. 

Inspect your garage door opener every month and ensure that its parts are tight and secure. Check if the chain and screw are securely in place. If you find loose bolts, nuts, or screws, simply use a wrench to tighten them.

4) Check your garage door’s balance.

A properly balanced garage door will put less strain on your opener and help it last longer. To test the balance of your door, simply open it halfway and let go. It probably needs readjustments if it doesn’t stay in place. Call professional garage door technicians like us if you don’t have the tools and DIY know-how.

5) Replace the batteries in your garage door remote control. 

You should replace the batteries in your garage door remote at least once a year. If you notice that your remote isn’t working as well or responsive as it used to, it’s probably time for new batteries.

6) Check the opener’s auto-reverse feature. 

The auto-reverse is a safety feature that should be tested monthly. You can check its performance by placing an object (like a piece of wood) in the path of the closing door. If the door reverses when it comes into contact with the item, the auto-reverse is working correctly. If not, you’ll need to call a professional for repair and maintenance.

7) Get annual maintenance for your garage door opener. 

Just like any other piece of equipment, garage door openers need to be serviced and maintained to stay reliable. We recommend getting an annual maintenance check from our team at Right Choice Doors. This way, you can rest assured knowing that your opener will be functional and reliable for years to come.

Garage Door Opener Specialists in Utah

If you have any questions about garage door opener maintenance or need assistance with a repair, just call Right Choice Doors Utah. Our experienced professionals would be more than happy to help 24/7.

Please schedule an appointment today or send an email to rightchoicegarage@gmail.com.