Javaid Iqbal, owner and president of Saras Garage Doors said earlier today home and business owners can help their garage doors function better for longer period by performing a few simple maintenance steps regularly.
“These steps are easy to follow and they can make a huge difference in whether your garage door stays working longer,” Iqbal said.
The veteran garage door repair specialist cautioned homeowners to stay away from torsion springs as they are under severe pressure and can result in serious injury or even death if mishandled.
“Torsion springs are under severe pressure and unless the homeowner is trained and experienced in garage door repair, I will caution them to just stay away from the springs. If there is a problem with torsion springs, the best thing to do is call a garage door repair professional,”
He urged homeowners to check their garage door moving parts to ensure none is broken or bent as this may disrupt the operation of the door.
“Besides bent or broken tracks or other parts, homeowners need to check and lubricate the rails and axels if necessary. They should also lubricate the hinges and rollers with oil, use wet soft cloth and detergent to wipe down the garage door and apply car wax to stop buildup of dirt on the doors,”Iqbal said.
Iqbal said rust is a major enemy of garage doors and regular maintenance to keep rust away is advisable.
“Check for rust regularly, caulk any gaps or cracks to stop air bleeding, check door sealant to ensure it does not need replacing and adjust the sensitivity of the door operation,” he said.
Saras Garage Doors serves customers in Houston, Sugar Land, Pearland, Missouri City, Memorial City, Stafford, Katy, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Richmond and Rosenberg, Texas.
“We offer 24-hour emergency garage door repair to our customers and all they have to do to take advantage of this is to simply call us at 281-970-3667 or through the website at http://www.sarasgaragedoors.com/