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If you hear a loud bang coming from the garage, check the garage door springs
You should do this immediately. Look up to determine if the spring is intact. Usually, the loud bang indicates breaking. If you see the spring broken in half or in more pieces, you must have it replaced right away. Otherwise, the door will remain closed. Remember that it’s dangerous to attempt opening it and to trying to replace the spring yourself.
Test the garage door opener’s force twice a year
It’s best to do this in the spring and fall, as the garage door’s weight tends to fluctuate along with the changes in the outdoor temperature and humidity. Place a piece of wood under the door when it is open ensuring it won’t block the safety sensors. Then close the door. If it doesn’t reverse upon touching the piece of wood, the opener’s force should be reduced.
Protect the bottom ends of the garage door tracks from rust
The best thing you can do to keep your tracks in good condition is to avoid cleaning the garage floor and the driveway with harsh corrosive materials. Choose a cleaner that is both safe and potent. You should also be careful with road salts during the winter. You typically carry them inside the garage with the tires. Make sure you flush them out as soon as possible.