When your garage door malfunctions and your car is stuck inside, it can be more than just inconvenient. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Jose, CA, we know that you have to be able to get out when this happens. That is why we put together a guide to help you get your car out when this occurs.
Replace Batteries in The Wall Opener
To start with, you need to make sure that the batteries in the wall opener are working. You can do this by using your remote and see if it will open and close the door. If it opens when you use your remote but not when you use the wall mount, then you should start by replacing those batteries.
Check To See If The Ceiling Opener is Plugged In
There is an opener that is attached to your garage ceiling that has to be plugged in to work. Something could have caused it to come out of the outlet, causing it to not work to open your door. Inspect this to see if is plugged in.
Try To Open Manually
If it appears that the batteries are fine and the plug to your opener is in, then try to open your overhead door manually. You can do this by pulling the red cord that hangs from the center of your garage. Once you pull that cord, it will allow the door to be opened and closed manually.
Try to open the door as gently as you can in case something else is keeping it from moving. You don’t want to damage anything if there is something obstructing its movement. If it is not moving for you, then there may be a problem with other parts.
See If The Door is Off The Tracks
The reason it is not opening manually could be that it is off the tracks. If your door is not on the tracks, we advise you to give us a call. Since doors are heavy, it can be dangerous for you to manage this on your own.
Another part that can be keeping your door from opening are the torsion springs. If one of the springs is broken, it will make it so that the door doesn’t open or close. This is another repair that you may need to call us for.
Always be aware that when it comes to replacing springs, cables, and tracks, you have the risk of the entire door falling down. That is why we suggest you have a professional take care of your repairs.
Contact Professional Garage Door Company
Be sure to contact us, and we will get a technician to your house right away if you are not able to open your door. If you have tried to get it open and you are still struggling, then you need to call a professional. One of the things about owning a home is knowing when you need someone to help you with the work.
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Jose is here to serve you today. We will troubleshoot the problem and resolve it right away.