If you have lived your life without having a garage until now, then you may be wondering how on Earth it's going to change your life. Not only will you not have to scrape your car off with snow in the mornings anymore, but your car will also stay a lot cooler when it's inside in a garage during the summer as well. Plus, can you imagine not having to lug your groceries from all the way outside into the inside of your house? It's safe to say that having a garage is the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread... until it breaks down. So, what should you do if your garage starts malfunctioning? This article will take a closer look at a few of the steps you should take. Are you ready to learn some more? If so, then read on.
Step 1: Press the Reset Button
Sometimes, garages turn off suddenly because of something wrong with the breaker or if the power suddenly went out. Most garages have a button on the motor that you can press to reset the whole thing. All you have to do is press this button and hold it down for a few seconds; this should (hopefully) trigger a response in your system and reset everything. If it doesn't, then move onto step two.
Step 2: Check the Track
Is your garage off the track? Sometimes things get misaligned, or if someone accidentally hits it, then it can cause it to come off the track. Try opening and closing the track and see if it will put it back on track. If it doesn't, then there may be a release button you can press which will help you get everything aligned.
Step 3: Call a Repair Company
Sometimes things aren't that easy to fix, which means that you will need to call a repair company to come to do the job for you. Usually, the repair company will do a brief inspection of everything and then run some diagnostics. Often, they can get everything repaired within the same day but sometimes if they have to order in a special part, then it may take a bit longer.
If you have never ridden a bike before, you wouldn't know how to fix a popped tire. Similarly, if you have never had a garage before, then you may not know what to do. For more information, contact your local garage door repair service.