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May 31, 2013

June is Garage Door Safety Month

June is "Garage Door Safety Month" and it's a good time to remind everyone that Garage doors are Dangerous!

I know - sounds like the bogey man - but seriously, Reports from the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicate that every year 30,000 people are injured by faulty garage door systems.It’s also important to note that these statistics count only those injuries that required medical attention while many other injuries go unreported.

Your garage door is essentially a movable wall and when combined with an automatic garage door opener, it is the largest and perhaps the most dangerous moving object in your home. Consider that a garage door can weigh over 400 pounds, and can be potentially lethal.  That's not a fair fight, especially when kids are involved.
An improperly adjusted garage door or automatic opener can exert deadly force when the door closes. This could lead to serious injury or death from being hit by a closing garage door or from being trapped under the door.

So, what do you do? The proper installation, maintenance and testing of these two pieces of equipment are necessary to provide responsible homeowners with safe, trouble-free operation. Take a few minutes to inspect and test your garage door system and make that inspection and testing a part of your regular routine. Safety is everyone's business. If anything is suspected to be unsafe or in need of attention, contact your Precision Garage Door Service professional ASAP.

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May 25, 2013

How to reset your electric garage door opener:

If your garage door closes briefly and then automatically opens, or if it stops closing before it meets the ground, your electric garage door opener needs to be reset. Although every garage door opener functions a little differently, for many garage door openers the following instructions will be applicable: Shut off the power at the breaker, or unplug the garage door opener. Wait 10 seconds, and turn the power back on. Press the down arrow button, and keep pressing it until the door has closed completely. Then hit the "set" button. Next, hit the up arrow button and hold it until the door is about six inches from the garage door opener. Hit the "set" button.

If that doesn't solve the problem - contact us in Seattle, Salt Lake, San Diego, Spokane

May 24, 2013

Tips on When to Repair Garage Door

Two things contribute to a long lasting product - quality and maintenance.

For anything mechanical to last long it has to be well maintained. This is also an indication that if something becomes damaged or broken it ought to be corrected as quickly as possible. In short repair and maintenance of items makes them last longer and also serve the owners time and money.

Additionally, this is true for garage doors. As a result of the garage doors' frequent use, some form of regular maintenance is necessary for home owners.  However to be able to do garage door repair work there are a couple of guidelines one has to be aware of... First you need to be able to tell when the door is faulty.
There are two parts of a garage door that are most likely to require repairs. This is the door opener and the door itself. Considering that the door is constantly used, the metal parts - hinges, rollers etc. might become loose - the occasional tightening of these nuts and bolts will help.  If the door track is damaged or out of alignment - there may be additional problems and these should be looked at by a pro!

May 23, 2013

How to realign garage door sensors:

If your electric garage door opener sensors are not working, it could be because they have been knocked out of line and need to be realigned. According to a home maintenance professionals; realigning garage door sensors only requires gently pushing sensors into a position in which they face each other. The sensors should have lights that blink when they are not aligned properly. Reposition the sensors so that their lights are solid, rather than blinking.

If that doesn't solve the problem - contact us in Seattle, Salt Lake, San Diego, Spokane

May 16, 2013

Identifying and Fixing Garage Door Spring Problems

Garage Door Springs are one of the most important components of your garage door. They need to have regular maintenance and repairs to ensure they continue to work properly and safely. If you are encountering issues with your garage door, look at your springs first. If your garage door has been squeaky (and door lubricants are not helping), or if your garage door isn’t operating smoothly, chances are your springs are in need of some attention. You may also need to consider Garage Door Spring Replacement if you have an older garage door and your springs are showing wear. Another way to test your springs is to manually try to open the garage door. If it is not operating smoothly when doing this, it needs to be looked at by a professional.

When you are having issues with your garage door springs, contacting a professional is the best way to go. You may turn to a phone book or internet search engine to find a repair specialist. Another way to find a good company is referrals from neighbors or family members. In order to ensure you are finding a reputable company, there are some factors to consider. While there are many companies out there to choose from, it is best to look for a company with a lot of experience, as they have probably seen any issues with a garage door that you can think of. They will be most reliable in fixing your garage doors springs, so that they are functioning properly and safely again. When looking for a company to perform the repair, see if they offer any type of guarantees or warranties on their work.

May 10, 2013

How can I program a garage door opener to work with my cars HomeLink® system?

These are getting more and more popular - your vehicle may have instructions in the owners manual.

Or, follow the programming instructions for the HomeLink® transceiver. Some vehicles may require the ignition to be turned on or the vehicle to be running. For additional garage door opener help, view the HomeLink® programming instructions.

May 7, 2013

Our garage door opener will not do anything at all when we push the button??!!

Yes, it's a call we get often -- What should you look for first?

The first thing that you should do is check to be sure that the opener is still plugged into the electric outlet. Sometimes it's as simple as a loose plug.  Secondly you should confirm that there is power coming out of the electric outlet. Plug a lamp or something in and see if it has power,  or, you can temporarily plug the garage door opener into another outlet with a  extension cord. If there is power getting to the opener then there is most likely some type of mechanical or electrical problem within the garage door opener itself. This will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.

Seattle, Salt Lake, Spokane, San Diego