Now, I’m not the biggest baseball fan, but there’s one old adage that always comes around from the people in my life who do—‘Play the ball before it plays you.’ Apparently, it stems from the way you’re supposed to play a ground ball. Once the ball is in play, it does all sort of unexpected things once it hits the ground. It might keep rolling, it might change directions, or it might slow down in the grass. What it won’t do it is roll right into an outfielder’s glove, therefore ‘play the ball before it plays you.’ It’s pretty catchy and is actually pretty helpful in day to day life.
Take for instance, the things in your life that you use regularly that tend to break from regular use i.e. your shoes, your car, and your garage door. Are your shoes worn out? What do you do—buy new ones? Check engine light on in your car? Take it to a mechanic. The garage door is maintained with a system of pulleys, cables, and springs. Visual inspection can be helpful for the pulleys and cables, but the spring unfortunately breaks from the inside-out. There’s no way to tell that it’s going until it’s gone. However, you could be proactive, not reactive.
Here at A.B.E. Doors and Windows we offer a Twenty Point Service Inspection for a reasonable price. During the inspection our technician will look over the door and make recommendations regarding the service. They will check the mounting pads, adjust the tracks, perform a balance check, and adjust the up and down sensitivity limits as needed. They will tighten all the hardware and components of the door; check for cracks, wearing, and fraying on the components; lubricate all moving parts and test the automatic opener safety features.
Ideally, your garage door should be serviced at least once a year as recommended maintenance. We are currently running a special for our Twenty Point Inspection at $99.95 until September 30, 2019. Call today to arranged to have your door serviced.