Garage door repair service near me: Southaven Mississippi
ASAP offers expert overhead garage door repair services in Southaven
If you are in Southaven, MS and looking for a garage door repair professional, you’ve come to the right place. In and around Southaven have put there trust in ASAP for repairs and new installations for decades.
For fast, reliable, and affordable garage door repair, contact ASAP today!
How do you know if it’s time to repair your garage door?
We depend on our garage doors for our safety, convenience, and the protection of our vehicles and storage. However, we don’t often spend much time thinking about it. Once you pull your car out of your garage in the morning you probably don’t give it another thought..
If you are thinking about your garage door, it’s most likely because it’s broken. The most common problems are:
- Your garage door won’t open or close
- It’s making making a horrible noise
- Other visible signs that something is wrong with your garage door
There are several significant indications that your garage door may be unsafe and need to be repaired or replaced. We are going to take a look at some of those signs and what you can do about them.
Check Your Springs
The most important and potentially most dangerous working parts of your garage door is the springs. The springs are incredibly powerful, and when they wear out, they can snap and cause serious injury.
The first thing to check is that your springs are covered. Exposed garage door springs can be dangerous. Next, if you suspect that one of your springs is broken, call an expert to examine them. They will replace them if necessary. If you need to replace one spring, replace both so that the tension is even in each spring of your garage door.
Examine Your Cables
The cables anchor your springs to the bottom brackets of your garage door, and if they become worn out or frayed, they can cause serious injury when they break. The good news is that you can visibly inspect the cables on your own to see if they are looking a little worn. If they are, do not tamper with them. Call a garage door repair person as soon as possible so that they can safely replace your worn out cables.
Is Your Garage Door Making a Horrible Noise?
Over time your garage door can develop some creaks and squeaks. Those sounds are perfectly normal for older garages, much like older houses will begin to develop noticeable creaks.
What you don’t want, is springs that end up getting too dry, which can end up wearing your springs out faster and can cause them to break or snap. Keeping your springs well lubricated is an excellent way to keep your garage door safer and quieter. Just add a spray on lubricant (check owners manual for proper lubricant) to your springs to keep them lubricated and smooth. If your springs are still making a lot of noise, be sure to call a garage door expert to come out to inspect your springs. They may need to be replaced.
If you haven’t already done an inspection of your garage door, now’s the time. Check for the above items as well as just generally see if there is anything that seems to be missing or out of place.
If yo had your garage door inspected, it’s not a bad idea for your safety to take a quick survey of the garage door. Check to see if it looks like anything is missing or out of place. When in doubt, contact a professional garage door repair person immediately. Garage doors can dangerous to handle without the proper experience and training.