Common Garage Door Issues09/20/2016 Back To Blog
If you notice any of these problems on your garage door, you'll want to get them sorted out right away without delay. This usually means contacting a garage door repair company that is competent enough to offer emergency services while you are at work or away from home.
There are some issues that can lead to serious danger for users and their families, so here we will go through the most important things to look out for, and what the consequences might be if you ignore them.
Sometimes the opener and its operating system can become disrupted to the point that the doors fail to close behind you, or are activated without instruction. This is a common occurrence that will require attention immediately, as the last thing you want is the doors being left open as you drive away from home.
Many garage door companies will offer same day services. It is likely an issue with the sensors positioned on either side of the doors, which will need replacements or realignment. As soon as you suspect you have a problem with either the opener or the sensors, contact a professional to have it fixed.
Rusting cables or springs
The cables and springs are constantly handling immense levels of pressure and can be lethal if they snap unexpectedly. It is not uncommon for these parts of the door to become rusted or degraded over time. Even if they are indoors, there may be sections of these wires that have been developing rust outside of your daily line of sight.
Should you find any bits of rust near these areas, you should look into having an emergency service right away.
Old electrical components
If you've just moved in, or it's been awhile since you last thought about giving the garage door a look over, it's possible the door has old circuits or electrical operator systems. Aged electrical circuitry can mean exposed wires or sparks. If you are concerned about the age of the electrical components controlling your garage door, it's best to have a trained technician check it out and repair if needed.