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How to Look for an Expert When Replacing Your Garage Door Springs

Oh no! Your garage door springs are failing. You need an expert to come in and fix them. This is not an easy or danger-free job. You want to hire the right person to do this. How do you know who to hire. You need an expert. In this article, we’ll tell you how to look for an expert like us at Texas Garage Repair when replacing your garage door springs.

The first thing we want you to know is that you should not – unless you’re a garage door tech yourself – replace them alone. Garage door springs are set up a certain way and they are very important to the mechanism that is your garage door. They are also what holds it up and, if you do them incorrectly, you could cause harm to yourself and the door.

So, what do you look for? We’ve determined several factors that you should consider before hiring a garage door springs replacement service.

1)      Provide high quality at a low cost repair. The quality of the repair should be stellar especially when it’s the replacement of garage door springs. However, it should not break the bank. A good company will be reasonably priced and give you a high quality repair. No, it’s not too good to be true.

2)      Use the most current techniques. Garage door springs replacements are evolving all the time. Your company should know the latest and greatest techniques for garage door spring replacement. It should also be done in a reasonable amount of time. Usually, the work can be done in several hours. Using the most current techniques ensures that you are getting high quality and a durable garage door spring repair.

3)      Give you a comprehensive quote. What you hear is what you get. You should not have to pay hidden fees and other costs from what the quote was unless they find something else wrong along the way. A good repair technician will check your entire door for issues and not just the springs. That being said, you should be able to trust the quote and if there are any additional costs, you should know up front what they are and why you have to be paying for them.

4)      Have insurance. The company you work with should have liability insurance so that you are not liable if anything goes wrong. This will give you peace of mind.

Now that you know what to look for, we suggest you give us, Texas Garage Repair, a call for your garage door spring replacement. We are available 24/7 and our number is 512.518.6606.

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Troubleshooting a Garage Door Opener Repair

Determining whether you need a garage door opener repair can be an interesting process. It needn’t be too difficult to figure out, but there are a few things you can check out to see if a garage door opener repair is necessary. In this article, we’ll delve into some of the things you can do to determine if you need a garage door opener repair. Hopefully, it will show you what to do next time your garage door opener isn’t operating at an optimal level.

The garage door opener makes life easier for us, most of the time. However, when it doesn’t and you think you may need a garage door opener repair, there are a few things you can troubleshoot to help your technician get to the heart of the matter. Some of them are so simple that they may be able to be fixed easily by you. However, remember that a garage door and a garage door opener are complex mechanisms and relate to one of the biggest apparatuses, if not the biggest, in your home. It’s wise to call a professional if you are unsure how to proceed. The professionals at Texas Garage Repair are well versed in garage door opener repair and can get you up and running again in no time flat.

Let’s start with troubleshooting.

  1. Does the car remote work? If the car remote or wall unit will still activate the door, then chances are you have weak or dead remote batteries. You can just replace them and all should be well again. Some remotes have a blinking LED light that flashes and displays a code to diagnose operational problems. In that case, consult the owner’s manual for more information.
  2. Check the batteries in the wall unit. Of course, if it uses them. If the remote works okay but the wall unit doesn’t, you should first consider the power source. If it’s batteries, then replace them and see if that’s enough to fix the problem. If it’s plugged into your home’s wiring system, examine the wiring to see if there’s been an issue with it. If so, complete the next step.
  3. Make sure it’s not electrical. Check the house breaker or fuse box and make sure the circuit controlling the garage door opener is active. You can reset a tripped breaker – you’ll know it’s tripped because it will look half on and half off – or replace the fuse altogether. Once you fix it, wait about a minute before turning it back on again. This should reset the connection. If it doesn’t, you should call an electrician for damage to your home’s wiring.
  4. The sensors – are they blocked? If your garage door opener is relatively new, the sensors may be causing the problem. Safety sensors work in pairs. They are mounted on either side of the garage door about a foot high. Each one beams a light – one is red and one is green – across the opening. If the beam gets obstructed or when the sensors can’t catch each other’s light, the garage door opener will not engage or it will stop mid-operation. Just check for anything obstructing the sensors. You should consider clearing out obstacles, position the sensors across from each other or even clean the sensor’s surface to remove any debris. Then, try opening the garage door again. If it works, then you’ve solved the problem. If not, then call Texas Garage Repair.

What if it’s not any of these problems?

Then, we’ve got more investigating to do. Next week we’ll continue with our garage door opener repair scenarios. In the meantime, if you have a garage door opener that’s not working, try contacting Texas Garage Repair at 512.518.6606. We have technicians available 24/7 to handle your garage door opener repairs.  If you decide you need to buy a new garage door opener, we can install that too.