The Garage Door is an essential functioning piece of our modern suburban life. You use it every day when you come home from shopping, your kids constantly use it while going outside, and you are constantly in and out of the garage when doing lawn work. So, what happens when your Garage door stops working? The last thing you need is to come home with a car full of shopping and kids to find out that you can’t get into the garage.
There are certain situations that are unpredictable and are out of hand in case you have no knowledge of how to handle it. The same is the case with any garage door.
Regular opening and closing of the garage door would lead to normal wear and tear of parts that are responsible for its proper operations. All of a sudden your garage door can stop normal functioning and this is where you would require the services of an emergency garage door repair professional who can quickly fix your garage door in no time.
Jordan’s Overhead Garage Door Service is a specialized group of individuals who can look into any kind of emergency situations when it comes to fixing or repairing of your garage door. We understand how imperative it is for you to have the door fixed as an open door would make your home or car prone to theft or burglary. We have expertise in all brands of doors and mechanics that operate the door be it manual roller shutters or automatic remotely operated garage doors.
What’s more we provide service 24/7 which means you can call us any time you want in case of any emergency, giving our clients of Long Beach, CA a peace of mind.
What set of Protocol we follow?
In order to handle any emergency situation we would follow a set of protocols to ensure effective and efficient repair of your garage door. This would encompass the following:
- Making an assessment of the problem:
First and foremost we would assess the problem to evaluate the root cause of the malfunction of your garage door. The situation could be very minor and may take little time to resolve. Trivial things like for instance anything obstructing the track on which the garage door operates may just require simple cleaning.
- Offering an appropriate solution at a competitive price:
Unlike most other garage door repair companies, we do not charge anything extra no matter what kind of emergency you may be facing. For your emergency garage door repair we would offer instant services and resolve the issue the same day without charging anything extra.
There could be several reasons why an emergency door repair may be required. The need could arise if you have updated your security system that enables you to lock and unlock the garage door as and when required. This becomes a sensitive issue and should be dealt by a professional door repair company like us. We believe in complete customer or client satisfaction and use quality parts to ensure your garage door gets the best of repair work so it is most durable and everlasting. To know more about our emergency garage door repairs simply give us a call today.
DIY Emergency Garage Door Repair
You can easily hire a technician, such as Jordan’s Overhead Garage Door Service who will do proper garage door repair, at a price. But, in case, you won’t be able to find a technician when an emergency occur, what should you do? Did you know that it’s possible to do your own garage door repair?
Yes, Do-It-Yourselfers out there! You can do it.
The thing you have to remember is that all garage doors have two main components:
The Garage Door itself and the Garage Opener. However, repairing or fixing garage door opener is quite tricky, but you can easily take a look in Garage Door itself to remove minimal issues.
How to Repair a Garage Door
If the garage door is having issues (and not the opener), follow these steps to diagnose and fix it.
Step #1: Examine the Metal Tracks
Walk into your garage and take a close peek at the actual metal tracks on either side of your garage.
The first thing that you need to do is look closely at the mountain brackets that actually hold these metal tracks to the walls. Reach out and touch these brackets and feel if any of them are loose. If you do find a loose track, go ahead and tighten the bolts (or screws) at the brackets. Then, shut the garage door (if it’s open), walk along the inside of the garage, and look closely at the metal tracks.
As you walk, look for any dents, crimps, or flat spots. If you do find any damaged spots, go ahead and pound them out with a rubber mallet. You could also use a hammer and a block of scrap wood.
The good news here is that, in most cases, a simple “pounding” will fix the problem. However, if you do find that the tracks are badly damaged, they should be replaced.
Step #2: Make Sure the Tracts are Properly Aligned
As you walk along, be sure that the Horizontal tracks look this way:
Slanting Down: the tracks should slant slightly down toward the back of the garage
Roll-Up-Doors: the vertical sections of track should be exactly plumb.
Same Height: Be sure that tracks are at the same height on the garage walls.
If you find that the trackers aren’t properly aligned, what you’ll need to do is loosen (but don’t remove) the screws (or bolts) that hold the mounting brackets.
Then, gently tap the tracks carefully into position. As you tap the tracks, check them with a level to be sure that they’re in the exact correct position. Once you’ve done all this, now tighten the screws or bolts at the mounting brackets.
Step #3: Clean the Tracks
The next step is the clean the tracks with concentrated household cleaner (such as bleach or vinegar). Clean the rollers thoroughly, scrub hard to remove all the dirt, grease, and grime.
Then wipe both tracks and rollers dry. Simple. Don’t make this complicated.
All you’re wanting to do in this step is thoroughly clean the tracks. Once they are clean, the tracks will allow the garage door to open and close much more smoothly.
Step #4: Tighten Loose Hardware
Next, continue your walkthrough and check for any loose hardware. Look closely and anything loose and tighten anything you find. When you look at swing-up doors, look at the plates where the spring is mounted to the door…and be sure that the screws that hold the springs down are tight.
Tighten any loose screws. Also, if you’re looking at roll-up doors, be sure that you check the hinges that hold the sections of the door together. Again, the deal is that you’ll need to tighten any loose screws. If you find damaged hinges, you’ll need to replace them from hardware found at the nearby Lowes or Home Depot.
If you’ve followed the steps for How to Repair a Garage Door and/or How to Replace a Garage Door Opener, you are now a pro. Pat yourself on the back. You’ve repaired the door itself without needing to call a technician. You’ve replaced the Garage Door Opener without needing to hire out help.
But, this is not the case every time, so if you’re unable to fix the garage door by yourself then simply call a professional and let them deep-dive into the actual issue to fix.